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Assembly Bill 2053 Becomes Addendum to Government Code 12950.1

Assembly Bill 2053 which now signed becomes an addendum to Government Code 12950.1 the Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training law for California:


Employers must now include prevention of abusive conduct as component of supervisory anti-harassment training.


“Abusive conduct” means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests. 

“Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance”.