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R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 28-51-1(a)28-51-2(c), and § 28-51-3

EMPLOYERS: as of 2019

Employers with 50 more employees are encouraged but not required to conduct training to:

All new employees within one year of beginning employment.

Additional training for new supervisory or managerial employees within one year of beginning employment.


The training for new employees should include the information required in an employer’s anti-harassment policy, which is:

• A statement that sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful.

• A statement that it is unlawful to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint of sexual harassment or for cooperating in an investigation of a complaint for sexual harassment.

• A description and examples of sexual harassment.

• A statement of the range of consequences for employees committing sexual harassment.

• A description of the process for filing internal complaints about sexual harassment and the contact information of the individuals to which complaints should be made.

• The identity of the appropriate state and federal employment discrimination enforcement agencies and directions for contacting these agencies.

The training for new supervisory and managerial employees should include:

• The information required for nonsupervisory employee training.

• The specific responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees.

• The methods that supervisory and managerial employees should take to ensure immediate and appropriate corrective action in addressing sexual harassment complaints.

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