Every employer in the State of New York is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training pursuant to Section 201-g of the Labor Law. Vanguard Research & Title Services, Inc. is using the model training developed by the State Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights to ensure that training meets or exceeds the following minimum standards.
The training must:
include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights;
include examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment;
include information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment;
include information concerning employees’ rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints; and
include information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors.
As of Oct. 9, 2018, each employee must receive training on an annual basis. Vanguard Research & Title Services, Inc. will provide employees with training in the language spoken by their employees.
Providing employees with training does not constitute a conclusive defense to charges of unlawful sexual harassment.
Notice: Each claim of sexual harassment will be determined in accordance with existing legal standards, with due consideration of the particular facts and circumstances of the claim, including but not limited to the existence of an effective anti-harassment policy and procedure.