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Maine Sexual Harassment Laws
According to the law of the state, all public and private employers in Maine with at least 15 employees are required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees. When counting the number of employees, employers should include all full-time, part-time, temporary, and contract employees, including those who do work outside of the state. In addition, all supervisors and managers are required to receive supplemental training about the specific responsibilities they have in addressing sexual harassment complaints.
In the state of Maine, training must be completed within one year of an employee's date of hire, and training must include:
- a written notice of that sexual harassment is illegal;
- definition of sexual harassment and examples of behaviors that constitute harassment;
- a description of the complaint process available to employees;
- information pertaining to the resources available through the Maine Human Rights Commission;
- contact information for the Maine Human Rights Commission; and
- a description of retaliation and notice of protection against acts of retaliation.
In addition, supervisors must receive additional training content on:
- the specific responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees; and
- methods that supervisors and managers must take to ensure immediate and appropriate corrective action in addressing sexual harassment complaints.
More information about sexual harassment prevention in the state of Maine can be found here: