Harassment Prevention Policies

“Reasonable Steps” in a Multi-Lingual Workplace

A multi-lingual workforce can make it more difficult for an employer to communicate anti-harassment policies to employees and make it more difficult for the employer to determine what “reasonable steps” it should take to prevent harassment.

Under California law, if your workforce at any facility or establishment contains 10 percent or more persons who speak a language other than English as their spoken language, you must translate your policy into every language spoken by at least 10 percent of the workforce.