California HR

Misconceptions About Sexual Harassment – And a Solution

Meta-Description: Yesterday, we looked at 3 common myths about sexual harassment that can prove very costly to your company. Today, we look at 3 more, as well as a cost-effective training resource that meets all of your requirements under A.B. 1825.

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Myth #4: Sexual harassment is about men harassing women.

Fact: Although acts of sexual harassment must be grounded in discrimination that is based on sex, the sex of the offender and victim is not controlling. Therefore, females can commit sexual harassment against males, males can commit sexual harassment against other males, and females can commit sexual harassment against other females.


A.B. 1825 training — a top priority for your organization. But what’s the best approach? Check out BLR’s online Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response course, which covers all of the requirements under A.B. 1825.


Myth #5: Harassment can only be charged by the person harassed, not by witnesses.

Fact: Some courts have held that bystanders, or mere witnesses to unlawful acts of sexual harassment, may also be victims. As a result, an employee who bears witness to sexual harassment that is directed toward another employee may also find protection under the law.

Myth #6: If the harasser didn’t intend to offend, there’s no harassment.

Fact: Intent doesn’t matter. It’s the reaction of the person who is harassed that counts. “I was just kidding” won’t hold up in court.

Myths and Realities

Sexual harassment just won’t go away. The headlines prove it daily. And experts say that training is the key to preventing those expensive and embarrassing lawsuits. Plus, A.B. 1825 requires most organizations in California to conduct such training for managers every two years.


A.B. 1825 training — a top priority for your organization. But what’s the best approach? Check out BLR’s online Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response course, which covers all of the requirements under A.B. 1825.


But training is hard, time-consuming, and expensive. Or is it?

BLR’s online Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response course, part of BLR’s award-winning Employee Training Center, allows you to meet all of your A.B. 1825 training obligations quickly and effectively.

The training is web-based and on demand, so it is instantly deployed and available for use. The intuitive interfaces don’t require any special training, and both administrative users and employees can start using it immediately.

The Employee Training Center doesn’t complicate your need to train with features you’ll never use. Easy to use customization features, simple (yet comprehensive) reporting tools, and an intuitive interface mean that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and none of the things you don’t.

Benefits for Administrators

  • Prewritten/Supported Expert Content — Written by experts, designed by experts — the most comprehensive training available today.
  • Built-in Compliance — Meet all of the requirements of A.B. 1825 with one solution.
  • Easy Administration/Tracking — Intuitive user interfaces and “just what you need” design eliminates confusion and necessary steps. Quickly send invitations and view reports in your web browser.
  • Reduced Expenses — Avoid price-per-seat fees and eliminate travel, classroom, and trainer expenses.

“As an attorney who reviewed the BLR on-line training materials and who regularly provides sexual harassment avoidance training to managers and HR professionals, I found the content excellent and the presentation engaging. This program is a good alternative for managers who do not have the time and/or ability to attend live training.”
–Allen M. Kato, J.D., Fenwick & West, LLP

Learn more about how to meet your A.B. 1825 training obligations in a hassle-free, cost-effective way.