As many New York City employers now know, on May 9, 2018, Mayor DiBlasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, which amended the NYC Human Rights Law to include mandates aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The act effects a number of obligations, including one with a deadline of September 6, 2018 that maintains that employers must conspicuously display an anti-sexual harassment notice in employee breakrooms and other common areas in which employees gather. The NYC Commission on Human Rights, which enforces the act, published the poster at its website.
The commission has also issued an anti-sexual harassment fact sheet comprised of the same information as the notice. The act provides that, also beginning on September 6, employers must distribute the fact sheet to new hires, perhaps including it in the employee handbook. While the act requires that both the notice and fact sheet be displayed in at least English and Spanish, the commission has currently only provided English versions of the documents.
Employers should begin taking immediate steps to comply with the act’s obligations. More information, including fact sheets in additional languages, is available at the commission’s website. In future posts, we will cover any significant updates from the commission as well as any developments regarding the act.
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