Florida EO-17-319, EO-19-11

What are Florida’s mandatory harassment training requirements? 

Florida’s mandatory sexual harassment Executive Order require that all public employees receive sexual harassment prevention training within 30 days of their start date. The law also requires each agency to provide additional harassment prevention training for all employees in a management or supervisory position. Finally, the state is required to keep documented evidence of each employee’s participation in training in their personnel files. 

What should sexual harassment training in Florida cover?   

Sexual harassment training in Florida should be designed to educate state employees on how to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace. Although the Orders do not specify the contents of the anti-harassment training, each agency must have procedures for investigating and resolving complaints of sexual harassment,  make a copy of these procedures available to all employees, and document evidence of each employee’s acknowledgment of the agency’s procedures in the employee’s personnel file.

Who does Florida’s mandatory harassment training law apply to?  

The state of Florida’s mandatory harassment training law is applicable to all agencies headed by an official serving at the pleasure of the Governor. 

What does Florida’s mandatory harassment training law mean for you? 

Considering the nature of the sexual harassment training mandate, if you work in the government in Florida you will likely need to take a number of measures to satisfy Florida’s mandatory harassment training requirements. As a first step, you will need to ensure that you have delivered sexual harassment training to your existing workforce and make a plan for all new hires in their onboarding plan. 

Want to learn more about the mandates across North America? 

The EVERFI team of dedicated in-house attorneys wants you to have a clear understanding of which states and provinces require harassment training.  Explore our interactive guide to sexual harassment prevention training requirements.

Required Harassment Training