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AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Under AB 1661, local agency legislative body members and any elected local agency officials who receive any kind of compensation, salary, or stipend in the performance of their duties are required to receive sexual harassment prevention and education training. Local agency officials and employees who are required to receive this training must receive at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education within the first six months of taking office or commencing employment, and every two years thereafter.  The training must include (1) information and practical guidance regarding the federal and state statutory provisions concerning the prohibition against, and the prevention and correction of, sexual harassment and the remedies available to the victims of such harassment in the employment context and (2) practical examples aimed at instructing the official or employee in the prevention of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.