The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) recently published a notice to employees, which virtually all New York City employers must post in their workplaces on or before September 6, 2018.
The notice is one of several provisions of the Stop Sexual Harassment Act that was signed into law on May 9, 2018 and is aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. New York City employers are now required to provide written notice of employees’ rights under the New York City Human Rights Law in both the form of a displayed notice and as an information sheet that must be distributed to new employees when hired. For our reader’s convenience we have attached copies of the applicable forms.
While the law requires employers to conspicuously display the notice in both English and Spanish, as of now, only the English versions of the notice and information sheet have been published.
The notice and information sheet are one of several changes implemented pursuant to the NYC Stop Sexual Harassment Act. Other provisions include the requirement that employers with 15 or more employees (including interns) must conduct annual anti-sexual harassment training for all employees as of April 1, 2019.
Employers in New York City should take steps now to comply with these requirements.
This article is not intended to be legal advice.