Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees – Santa Maria

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Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees

SB 1343 took effect on January 1, 2019. It requires that all non-supervisory employees of companies that have 5 or more employees receive at least one hour training on the prevention of sexual harassment and abusive conduct by January 1, 2020.  This SB 1343 compliant seminar for non-supervisory employees will provide employees with training and information on what is or can be harassment; how to report harassment and how bystanders can recognize and prevent harassment. The seminar will also cover other types of illegal and prohibited harassment, discrimination, retaliation and abusive conduct.




1525 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Cost: $80 (No charge for our clients)


Employers note:

  • Part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of 5 employees
    • New hires must receive training within 6 months of the employee starting the position and every 2 years thereafter.
  • There is also a new requirement for temporary or seasonal employees. Beginning January 1, 2020, for seasonal and temporary employees, or any employee that is hired to work for less than six months, an employer shall provide training within 30 calendar days after the hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first. In the case of a temporary employee employed by a temporary services employer (as defined by the Labor Code), to perform services for clients, the training must be provided by the temporary services employer, not the client.
Please make sure all attendees arrive at least 15 minutes ahead to sign in; classes will begin on time. Ample free parking is available in the rear of the building.

Register within 5 business days before Seminar date.

If registering after this date, please call us to confirm availability. If you require any special accommodations, please inform us when registering for the seminar. Seminar schedules are subject to change; all registrations will be confirmed upon receipt.

Register by phone or email to:

Loss Control Department:
(805) 585-6100



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About the Speaker

Microsoft Word - Greg Van Ness Biography.docGILBERT J. CERVANTES
Gilbert Cervantes helps companies and their employees address their workplace health and safety; workers’ compensation and Cal/OSHA compliance issues. Additionally he helps guide companies and their employees with issues potentially involving discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment. He conducts the prevention of sexual harassment training sessions for supervisors and employees. Additionally he helps guide companies by answering related questions, reviewing their written policy to ensure that they have the required elements, consulting with clients on how to handle related issues and directing them to an attorney for specific legal advice when needed.

Gilbert has been helping employers and their employees with harassment and discrimination issues since 1985. He has attended or participated in related seminars put on by various groups including in-house training sessions conducted by the corporate attorneys for various insurance carriers for their Loss Control Consultants. Since 2005 he has attended numerous AB 1825 Train the Trainer seminars put on by a Human Resources Consulting company.

More recently he was approved by the defense attorney for one of our clients, the opposing attorney and the court hearing a sexual harassment case to conduct the Prevention of Sexual Harassment training for supervisors and employees as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment case. Part of the process called for the presiding judge to review the written material Gilbert developed for the training. The judge subsequently approved the material and approved him to conduct the court ordered annual training in Spanish for three years straight for all employees and supervisory staff.

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