Sexual Harassment Training is Now Mandatory in Washington

Effective dates: January 1, 2020, for hotels and motels with 60 or more rooms, January 1, 2021, for other affected employers.

A new law in Washington requires hotels, motels, retail establishments, security guard entities and property service contractors to:

  • Adopt a sexual harassment policy; and
  • Provide mandatory sexual harassment training to managers, supervisors,  and employees.

Hotels and motels with 60 or more rooms must meet these requirements by January 1, 2020. Other affected employers must comply by January 1, 2021.

The new law also includes additional related, reporting requirements for property service contractors.

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