Anti-Harassment: Experts Offer Compelling Reasons to Comply With the New Prevention Training Law
January 02, 2020
Sexual harassment prevention training became mandatory this year for employers across New York State.
And it’s in their best interest that they complied, experts warn.
“If you don’t do it and you have an issue, it will put the entity in a very bad light,” said Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at the Uniondale law firm Farrell Fritz, with a specialty in labor and employment.
“You don’t want to be the one who gets sued and says, ‘Yeah I totally ignored that part of the law,” she pointed out.
In a MeToo era, New York State law now requires employers to have already trained workers about its sexual harassment prevention policies. A part of annual training, this year it was to have been conducted by October. It didn’t matter if the organizations were large or small, public or private – all employers had to partake. And while training can be costly and time-consuming, experts see it ultimately an advantage for employers.
Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News, December 20-26, 2019.
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