Preventing sexual harassment at work
October 29, 2018
Domenique Camacho Moran, labor and employment partner at Farrell Fritz, is quoted in this article.
Employers have been given more time to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees.
The original deadline, Jan. 1, has been extended by New York State to Oct. 9, 2019. Still, employers are advised not to drag their feet and to start familiarizing themselves with requirements. They will have to give the training every year.
The mandated requirements are very similar to traditional training, said Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner in labor law at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale.
Expanded requirements include trainers’ noting the alternate forums for resolving complaints so employees know they can raise concerns internally or can go to the NYS Division of Human Rights and the EEOC.
There’s also more emphasis on stressing to employees the role of supervisors and their obligation to report any harassment they are told about or actually observe, says Moran. “That was normally just talked about in supervisor training,” she said.
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