Welcome to your PLLFD Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Pt.1

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Lido and Point Lookout Fire District &
Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department
Sexual/Workplace Harassment Training 2019

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Why is this training required?
• NYS Labor Law, S201-g, requires that all members and employees of a Fire District/Fire Department, receive sexual harassment training by October 2019.
• This includes both paid and volunteer firefighters.
• Includes all District employees • Training will be done on an annual basis.

Sexual Harassment
• Will not be tolerated. Any member or individual covered by this policy who engages in sexual harassment or retaliation will be subject to remedial and/or disciplinary action ( e.g., counseling, suspension, termination).

Retaliation Prohibition
• No person covered by this policy shall be the subject of adverse action, because the member reports an incident of sexual harassment, provides information, or otherwise assists in any investigation of a sexual harassment complaint.

Sexual/Workplace Harassment
• Is illegal under both Federal, State law, and local law.
• Does not need to be severe and pervasive.
• It rises above the level of petty slights and trivial inconveniences. • You can be held personally liable damages.
• You may be responsible for your own legal bills, and those of the claimant.
• The District/Department may take disciplinary action against you.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment:
• Is a form of sex discrimination and is unlawful under federal, state, and local law.
• Includes harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, self-identified or perceived sex, gender expression, gender identity and the status of being transgender.
• Sexual harassment includes unwelcomed conduct which is either of a sexual nature, or which is directed at an individual because of that individual’s sex.

What is Sexual Harassment?
It includes unwelcome conduct, either of a sexual nature or which is directed at an individual because of that individual’s sex when:
• Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment;
• Such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment; or
• Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions.

It may Include
• Visual harassment; posters, magazines, calendars etc.
• Verbal harassment or abuse: repeated requests for dates, lewd comments sexually explicit jokes, whistling etc.
• Written Harassment: Love poems, letters, graffiti
• Offensive gestures
• Subtle pressure for sexual activities
• Unnecessary touching, patting, pinching or kissing.
• Leering or ogling.
• Brushing up against another's body.
• Promise of promotions, favorable performance evaluations or grades, etc. in return for sexual favors.
• Demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats to a person's job, promotion, performance evaluation, grade, etc.
• Hostile actions such as damaging a person's tools and equipment.
• Physical assault, rape.

Other Types of Workplace Harassment
• Any harassment or discrimination based on a protected characteristic is prohibited in the workplace and may lead to disciplinary action against the perpetrator.
• Age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity and criminal history.
• Much of the information presented in this training applies to all types of workplace harassment.
A poster above your desk may be viewed as a form of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is against the law.