Mayor de Blasio Held Public Hearings Aim To Reduce Workplace Sexual Harassment

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.

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