The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) has just published the anti-sexual harassment notice and fact sheet that employers are required to implement by September 6, 2018.
As a reminder, these requirements are part of the new "Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act” (the Act), a legislative package aimed at combatting workplace sexual harassment, which we previously reported on here.
Under the Act, the notice must be conspicuously displayed in a place visible to all employees, such as in an employee
Both the notice and fact sheet must be made available in English and Spanish, and any other language deemed appropriate by the NYCCHR. Currently, the forms have been published in English only, but employers should monitor the Act's website in the coming weeks for any updates. In the meantime, employers can download the English notice and fact sheet in preparation.
The dedicated website includes an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination and the Act’s role in increasing sexual harassment protections. NYCCHR has also provided scenarios to help identify discrimination as well as additional information/resources.
Down the Road
Employers should also be reminded of upcoming important dates related to both city and state sexual harassment laws:
We continue to await specific guidance from the State and City as to the format and content of the training that employers will have to provide.
Our Labor & Employment group is able to assist you with any questions you may have about the new "Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.”