Debates over state statutes regulating work and work things are routine when it comes to Connecticut legislature.
One area certain to get attention in 2018 is intimate harassment on the job.
Senate Democrats recently promised a bill with sweeping reforms about this subject. A draft of this Act: Times Up – Combating Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, have not yet been finalized – but elements for the bill had been released because of the Democrats and follow verbatim:
“PROBLEM: INADEQUATE NOTICE: Employees simply don’t know their liberties, the protections which exist underneath the legislation or where you should seek out if they’re a target of intimate harassment. Under present legislation, companies are merely expected to upload, regarding the wall surface, information in regards to the illegality of intimate harassment and treatments accessible to victims of intimate harassment. This required notice is grossly insufficient, as well as it is practically impossible for Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities ( CHRO) to enforce this requirement legally.
SOLUTIONS: so that you can make certain that workers understand their liberties and where you should move to if they’re a target of intimate harassment a) Amend the statute to need that notice of intimate harassment treatments and policy be emailed every single worker one or more times a 12 months, along with publishing at workplace. Not only can this make certain that each employee really gets it; it shall additionally act as proof that the company fulfilled its notice requirement. B) dramatically boost the fine, up from the simple $250, which CHRO can impose for an employer that fails to give you the statutorily needed notice.
PROBLEM: INADEQUATE TRAINING: The requirements for training of employees concerning the illegality of intimate harassment are grossly insufficient. First, under present legislation, just employers with 50 or even more employees have to provide training. 2nd, also then, training is just needed for supervisory workers. Continue reading