Map: The Wave of Anti-Harassment Laws Across the US
On October 9th, the strictest sexual harassment prevention regulations in the history of the United States will go into effect in New York.
But the Empire State is just one jurisdiction among many. Harassment is not limited to New York, and neither is the wave of #MeToo-motivated legislation holding employers to greater standards of accountability for allegations of misconduct, abuse, assault, and discrimination in the workplace. More than a dozen states are currently stepping up their anti-harassment laws.
- Alaska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Vermont now prohibit employers from using non-disclosure agreements to suppress information about sexual harassment or assault.
- South Carolina, Louisiana, and Missouri have declared arbitration agreements invalid if such agreements require arbitration of sexual harassment disputes.
- Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Pennsylvania now mandate employers—among other things—to meet certain anti-harassment training requirements.
- Washington and Maryland have banned employment contracts that require employees to waive their rights to pursue claims under anti-discrimination laws.
- Minnesota has expanded protections for victims of sexual harassment.
- California is enacting laws that cover all of the above and more.
Noncompliance with these laws is not an option. Even if you’re willing to risk fines and regulatory action, your insurance won’t protect you against reputational damage, turnover, and employee disengagement. And your learning management system won’t cut it either—keep in mind that anti-harassment training is only one requirement of many.
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