senate Bill S3941

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Feb 21, 2019 referred to labor

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S3941 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7485
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §44, Lab L; amd §§296 & 292, add §96-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7193, A8910

S3941 (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.

S3941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3941

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BENJAMIN, GOUNARDES, LIU -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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.

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

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