In addition to general prohibitions against harassment and discrimination, the policy and practice must include:
- a written notice to each employee that specifies disciplinary measures for conduct violations;
- a clear reporting process, including what the contractor will do in response to a report;
- a regular written procedure that identifies who a report should be submitted to and who will be involved in responding to, and resolving, the issues raised in the report;
- a commitment to confidentiality for any report (to the extent permitted by law);
- a provision prohibiting retaliation against reporters and witnesses; and
- a prohibition against discrimination in providing benefits, including health insurance and health benefits, to an employee or their dependent based on their membership in a protected class.
A link to the text of the law can be found here.
Public contractors should review their current policies and practices on prohibiting sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation to confirm that they meet the law’s minimum requirements, and should confirm that they have satisfied the notice requirement before entering into any new public contracts over the $150,000 threshold.
For any specific questions about how this affects your workplace, contact Tyler Volm at (503) 276-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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