Washington: Added Harassment Protections in the Hospitality and Adult Film Industries


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SB 5258 amends the Washington Law Against Discrimination to add the following requirements applicable to hotel, motel, retail, security guard entity, or property services contractor employers whose workers spend a majority of their working hours alone.

  • Adopt a sexual harassment policy;
  • Provide mandatory supervisor/manager training on sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination;
  • Provide employees with a designated list of resources to combat sexual assault and harassment;
  • Provide a panic button to employees (excluding contracted security guard companies); and
  • Reporting requirements for property services contractors.

Hotel and motels with 60 or more rooms must meet these requirements by January 1, 2020. All other applicable employers must meet the requirements by January 1, 2021.

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