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Maine Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

This law requires that all employers with fifteen or more employees, both public and private, who are located in or doing business in the state of Maine train all employees, including supervisors, within one year of commencement of their employment.

Which organizations need to provide training?

Employers with 15 or more employees.

Who needs to be trained?

All employees and supervisors.

When must employees be trained?

Training must be provided within one year of hire for new employees. Supervisors must be trained within one year of obtaining a supervisory position.

What are the minimum training requirements?

The Maine sexual harassment training law requires that the training include, at a minimum:

  • A written notice of the illegality of sexual harassment

  • The definition of sexual harassment under Maine state law

  • A description of sexual harassment, utilizing examples

  • The internal complaint process available to the employee

  • The legal recourse and complaint process available through the Maine Human Rights Commission

  • Directions on how to contact the Maine Human Rights Commission

  • The protection against retaliation, as provided pursuant to Maine law (Title 5, section 4553, subsection 10, paragraph D.)

In addition, supervisors must receive additional training content on:

  • The specific responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees

  • Methods that supervisors and managers must take to ensure immediate and appropriate corrective action in addressing sexual harassment complaints.

EasyLlama’s online sexual harassment training courses for Maine covers the required content and more. Our training also covers not just sexual harassment, but other forms of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

For more information visit https://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/26/title26sec807.html

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