Today, Mayor de Blasio held public hearings for eleven pieces of legislation that aim to reduce workplace sexual harassment. Intro. 612-A requires annual anti-sexual harassment training at City agencies; Intro. 613-A requires assessing workplace risk factors associated with sexual harassment within City agencies; Intro. 614-A mandates information about sexual harassment to be made available online for public access; Intro. 630-A creates an “Anti-Sexual Harassment Rights and Responsibilities” poster; Intro. 632-A mandates anti-sexual harassment training for private employers; Intro. 657-A expands sexual harassment protections to all employees; Intro. 660-A makes improvements to clarify and strengthen the City’s Human Rights Law; Intro. 663-A changes the City’s Human Rights Law statute of limitations for sexual harassment to three years; Intro. 664-A relates to climate surveys and action plans to combat sexual harassment; Intro. 653-A mandates annual reporting on workplace sexual harassment within City agencies and; Intro. 693 relates to the Division of Labor Services employment reports.
The Mayor also held a public hearing for and signed Intro. 241-B which establishes a charter revision commission. Appointments to the commission are authorized to be made by the Mayor, Speaker of the City Council, Public Advocate, Comptroller and Borough Presidents.