Tag Archives: harassment training

Make Dispensary Harassment Prevention a Priority

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement went viral. Since then, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has experienced a 13.6% increase in the number of sexual harassment charges it has received. The EEOC’s counterpart state agencies have seen even greater increases. While some business leaders have seized this moment to make important…

Developing Sexual-Harassment Training

Assess And Address Your Response Culture

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more states and cities are mandating sexual-harassment training for all workers – not just managers. But even where training isn’t required, cannabis employers should consider the benefits of creating a program. The main goal of training should be to ensure a healthy and productive workplace culture. Cannabis businesses…

Don’t Simply Harassment Training Acknowledgements

Cannabis industry employees’ acknowledgment that they’ve attended anti-harassment training should document more than attendance; they should also show that workers understood the training’s contents. Most employers just get a signature and that’s it, it is recommended that cannabis industry employers consider an acknowledgment that summarizes the company’s commitment to professional, respectful behavior. The summary also…

New York Requires Sexual-Harassment Training

New York legislators have passed a number of initiatives in the wake of the #MeToo movement and widespread allegations of sexual harassment in the dispensary workplace – including a law requiring employers to provide sexual harassment training to all cannabis workers. The training requirement is standard, so employers that are already conducting comprehensive harassment training…

Cannabis & California: Do You Have 50+ Employees?

In 2017, Senate Bill 396 expanded existing supervisor training requirements for cannabis industry employers. Under the bill content on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation must be included in their training. California law and regulations require cannabis employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all…