Maryland, New York State, and New York City are the latest jurisdictions to pass legislation in the wake of the #MeToo Movement. New York joins California, Connecticut, and Maine in legally requiring sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace.
Highlights of these #MeToo laws include:
- Maine: Workplaces must display a poster describing sexual harassment with examples - which cannot exceed a 6th grade reading level.
- Connecticut: The required interactive sexual harassment trainings must include a question and answer session.
- California: Trainings must include information on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, presented by trainers with expertise in those areas.
- Maryland: Certain employers must provide the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights with information on settlements of sexual harassment claims.
- New York State: Sexual harassment training requirements apply to all employers regardless of size.
- New York City: Trainings must include information on bystander intervention.
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