District of Columbia Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

Training Requirements

Who is required to receive training?
  • All District of Columbia employees, officials, and any employees under the Mayor’s jurisdiction.
  • All employees of businesses that employ tipped workers.
What must the training include?

For tipped employees: How to respond to, intervene in, and prevent sexual harassment by coworkers, management, and patrons.

How often is training required?
  • For D.C. employees: Refresher course must be provided every 2 years.
  • For tipped employees: Managers, owners, and operators must attend in-person training at least once every two years.
Is there a time requirement on the training?


Where can I find the law?

State Office Information for Sexual Harassment Complaints and Investigations

To learn more about the compliant process or to file a complaint, visit the DC Office of Human Rights Discrimination Complaints website.

441 4th Street NW, Suite 570 North
Washington, DC 20001
Office: (202) 727-4559
Hotline: 711

SafetySkills Recommended Training

Employee GroupTraining RequirementsRecommended SafetySkills Course(s)
Supervisory EmployeesSupervisors of tipped employees must receive in-person training every 2 years. Training recommended for all other supervisory employees.Supervisors of tipped employees are advised to seek a qualified local training provider for in-person training.
HRM-10.2 Sexual Harassment and Discrimination for Managers is recommended for all other supervisors.
Non-Supervisory EmployeesTipped employees must receive training within 90 days of hire. Training recommended for all other employees.HRM-17.2 Sexual Harassment and Discrimination for Employees is recommended for all employees. HRM-30.2 Sexual Harassment for Customer-Facing Positions is recommended as an add-on for tipped employees and other customer-facing positions (does not replace HRM-17; it is meant as an additional module).