assembly Bill A8910

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing sexual harassment prevention training protocols within the private sector

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Jan 08, 2018 referred to labor

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A8910 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7193
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §44, Lab L; amd §§296 & 292, add §96-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7485, S3941

A8910 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing sexual harassment prevention training protocols within the private sector including a model management policy and training program and how to properly disseminate information to employers and employees.

A8910 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8910

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, DE LA ROSA -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the  executive  law,  in  relation  to
  establishing sexual harassment prevention protocols within the private
  sector

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The labor law is amended by adding a  new  section  44  to
read as follows:
  § 44. PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRODUCE
A  STRONG  MODEL  MANAGEMENT  POLICY  STATEMENT DEFINING AND PROHIBITING
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE.  SUCH  MODEL  POLICY  SHALL  INCLUDE
RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW EMPLOYERS MAY PROVIDE INFORMATION AND REMEDIES TO
EMPLOYEES,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A STATEMENT INFORMING EMPLOYEES
OF THEIR RIGHTS OF REDRESS, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF COMPLAINT RESOLUTION
CHANNELS AND ASSISTANCE WITH INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. SUCH  MODEL
POLICY  STATEMENT  SHALL CLEARLY STATE THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS CONSID-
ERED A FORM OF EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT AND THAT SANCTIONS WILL  BE  ENFORCED
AGAINST INDIVIDUALS ENGAGING IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND AGAINST SUPERVISO-
RY AND MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL WHO KNOWINGLY ALLOW SUCH BEHAVIOR TO CONTIN-
UE.
  2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM TO PREVENT
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE.
  (A) SUCH MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE  INFORMATION  CONCERNING
THE  FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
AND REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
  (B) SUCH DEPARTMENT SHALL  ALSO  INCLUDE  INFORMATION  IN  SUCH  MODEL
PROGRAM  SPECIFICALLY  ADDRESSING CONDUCT BY SUPERVISORS AS BOTH PARTIC-
IPANTS IN A  GENERAL  TRAINING  PROGRAM  AND  IN  A  SUPERVISOR-SPECIFIC
PROGRAM TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE.
  3. THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE
PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION SET FORTH UNDER THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14050-03-7

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