Our Company wants to train supervisors on recognizing and responding to workplace sexual harassment. What should we cover?

Apropos of your question, California recently issued final regulations governing mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors at companies with 50 or more employees. The regulations require training on the following subjects: the elements of unlawful harassment under state and federal law; the essential components of an antiharassment policy; steps to take when harassing behavior is observed; how to respond to and report harassment complaints; the employer’s obligation to investigate harassment complaints; the effect of harassment on harassed employees, coworkers, harassers and employers; and what constitutes retaliation and how to prevent it.