Delaware’s Sexual Harassment Law Requires Employer Compliance

Alterity’s Respectful Workplace online training has your company covered.

Delaware‘s Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) has been in place for year, but recent amendments expanded its coverage—and businesses’ responsibilities. When House Bill 360 went into effect on January 1, 2019, it expanded the Act’s coverage to include joint employees, job applicants, state employees, apprentices, and unpaid interns. It also specifically defines sexual harassment. The law covers businesses with at least four employees and requires that companies distribute written anti-sexual harassment information to all employee. Businesses that employ 50 or more people must provide “interactive training and education to employees regarding the prevention of sexual harassment.”

Delaware Training Compliance Requirements

Businesses must provide training for new employees within one year of their hire date. Existing employees should have received training by January 1, 2019. Supervisors and those promoted to supervisor are required to participate in additional training. Both employee and supervisor training must be repeated every two years.
The law states that training must include:
a. The illegality of sexual harassment;
b. The definition of sexual harassment using examples;
c. The legal remedies and complaint process available to the employee.
d. Directions on how to contact the Department.
e. The legal prohibition against retaliation.
In addition, all training must be interactive.

Alterity’s Respectful Workplace virtual training satisfies all of the requirements of the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA), as well as those required by:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Alterity Ensures Compliance While Promoting Change

Alterity is passionate about positive change—it’s right there in our name. We affect that change through top-notch online training that doesn’t just inform but educates. Our experienced virtual trainers help your employees recognize and prevent sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination with interactive content that includes key facts, prevention exercises, and scenario-based examples, as well as ongoing communication and follow-up.

Use the online learning portal to track your team’s accomplishments and obtain compliance certificates and detailed analytics reports. Alterity’s experts will also assist HR managers with completing other compliance requirements.

And of course, your employees will receive certification of training and compliance with Delaware’s requirements for sexual harassment and sex discrimination training. We’ve got your company covered.