Vermont Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice Poster Required
The Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice is a labor law posters poster by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Vermont, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place by all employers so that all employees can see it. This poster describes what sexual harassment is, how to report it, and consequences for those who commit sexual harassment.
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NOTICE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL Effective July 1, 2023 Under Vermont Law , sexual harassment and is ille gal and is prohibited by the Vermont Fair Employment practices act (VFEPA) (Title 21, Chapter 5, Subchapter 6 of the Vermont Statutes) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 United State Code Section 2000e et seq.) Vermont law protects all workers not just employees. Effective Huly 1, 2018, Vermont’s protections against sexual harassment extend to all individuals engaged “to perform work or services ,” even if they are not “employees” under state or federal law . References to “employer,” “employee,” and “employment” below should be understood to apply to work agreements beyond the traditional employer -employee relatio nship. “Sexual Harassment” is a form of sex discrimination and means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical, written, auditory, or visual conduct of a sexual nature when: (A) Submission to that conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of work, or (B) Submission to , or rejection of , such conduct by an individual is used as a component of the basis for work related decisions affecting that individual, or (C) The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment . Sexual harassment does not need to be severe or pervasive to be unlawful . =t is unlawful to retaliate against an individual performing work or services for filing a complaint of sexual harassment or for cooperating in an investigation of sexual harassment. Employers must ensure a workplace free of sexual harassment for all individuals performing work or services. Every supervisor is responsible for promptly responding to or reporting any complaint or suspected acts of sexual harassment . Examples of se xual harassment include: Unwelcome sexual advances • Suggestive or lewd remarks • Unwanted hugs, touches, kisses • Requests for sexual favors • Pornographic posters, cartoons, or drawings • Unwelcome sexual jokes and banter . Consequences for committing sexual harassment may include: Disciplinary action • From a v erbal warning to dismissal • Damages and other relief for the victim civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation • Criminal penalties . Employees or individuals engaged to perform work or services who believe that they have been sexually harassed or retaliated against for compla ining of sexual harassment are encouraged to report the situation as soon as possible to one or more of the following . (a) :is or her supervisor ; (b) ______________________________________ (the head of this organization) ; (c) The person who is designated to receive such complaints and reports: Name and Title: ____________________________________________ ____________________ Address and Telephone Number _______________________________ ____________________ The above -named individuals can also provide copies of this employer’s written sexual harassment policy. The employer will promptly investigate and respond to all reports and knowledge of sexual harassment. You may also contact the State of Vermont Attorney General’s Office , 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609 -1001 (888 -745-9195 (Toll Free VT) or 802 -828 -3657; [email protected] . =f you work for an employer with at least 15 employees, you ma y also contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , Hohn F. Kennedy Federal Building, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA 02203 (617 -565 -3196) . You may also contact the Human Rights Commission , 14 -16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05633 -6301 (800 -416 -2010 (Toll Free VT) or 802 - 828 -2480 ; huma[email protected] ) if you w ork for a Vermont State Agency.
Other Vermont Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional sixteen optional and mandatory Vermont labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://labor.vermont.gov/sites/labor/files/doc_library/7.26%20Sexual%20Harassment%20Poster%20_1.pdf , updated September 2023
- Vermont Labor Law Posters at http://labor.vermont.gov/publications/
- Vermont Department Of Labor
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