Committee Assignments - C4 H
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Raul J. Aguila, City Attorney|| |
|DATE:||December 13, 2017|
|SUBJECT:||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