Committee Assignments - C4 H
|Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission
|Raul J. Aguila, City Attorney
|December 13, 2017
|REFERRAL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - DISCUSSION REGARDING A POTENTIAL ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT ORDINANCE TO PROTECT HOTEL EMPLOYEES BASED UPON LEGISLATION ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
Pursuant to the request of Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, please add to the December 13, 2017 Commission agenda a referral of a discussion item to the Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee regarding a potential anti-sexual harassment Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is based upon legislation adopted by the City of Chicago and would include:
a) a requirement that hotels provide hotel employees with a panic button or notification device to summon help if the employee reasonably believes that an on-going crime, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other emergency is occurring in the employee’s presence; and
b) a requirement that hotels develop, maintain, and comply with a written sexual harassment policy to protect employees against sexual assault or sexual harassment by guests; and
c) an anti-retaliation provision relative to employees’ reasonable use of the panic button or notification device; the reporting, disclosing or testifying about violations of the Ordinance; or the employee otherwise availing him or herself of the requirements of the Ordinance.
A copy of the Ordinance adopted by the City of Chicago is attached hereto.
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez