Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy and the Nassau County Legislature has passed legislation enhancing Nassau County’s existing sexual harassment policies and protections. The Legislature acted in response to the disclosure of numerous sexual harassment complaints and allegations throughout the nation.
The new legislation requires the following: Dissemination of the county’s sexual harassment policy to Nassau County employees, updating the sexual harassment policy, online training of Nassau County employees, and reporting of incidents of sexual harassment to the Nassau County Legislature’s leaders. Pursuant to this legislation, all necessary steps must be taken to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of any Nassau County employee who reports an incident of sexual harassment.
“This legislation is a reaction to the national movement that has brought down many public and powerful figures who have been accused of sexual harassment,” Legislator Kennedy said. “We need to echo their call that enough is enough. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in Nassau County.”
The Nassau County Legislature greatly values the county’s hardworking employees. The new legislation sends a message that sexual harassment in the county workplace will not be tolerated.