Vermont Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice Mandatory
The Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice is a Vermont equal opportunity law poster provided for businesses by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This is a required poster for all Vermont employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This poster shows that in the State of Vermont sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited and punishable under the law. Specifically, it is prohibited the poster notes by the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act in tandem with Tittle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The former is State Law while the latter is Federal, making sexual harassment a topic extensively covered and prohibited an thereby severely punishable. The poster goes on to define sexual harassment according to the State of Vermont, which is specifically a form of sex discrimination and means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the intended recipient makes known their discomfort or lack of consent or when the intended recipient does not make explicitly known their lack of consent but does so in actions of resistance or when the intended recipient proves incapacitated and unable to give consent.
The poster continues by listing some examples of sexual harassment conditions and incidents. It also provides a portion for employers to fill out declaring their workplace or workplaces a zone free of sexual harassment. The poster closes by mandating that anyone who witnesses an act of sexual harassment report it and follow-up to ensure it is handled in the manner it should be according to the law.
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 ; [email protected] ) if you w ork for a Vermont State Agency.
More Vermont Labor Law Posters 17 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional sixteen required and optional Vermont labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.
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|Required Unemployment Insurance Information for the State of Vermont||Unemployment Law|
|Required Minimum Wage in the State of Vermont||Minimum Wage Law|
|Required Posting of Safety Records Notice to Employees||Job Safety Law|
|Required Safety and Health Protection on the Job in Vermont||Job Safety Law|
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