Do we need to display a sexual harassment poster?
Recent allegations of misconduct within the National Women’s Soccer League point to a continued need to remain vigilant about sexual harassment prevention in the workplace.
Often a workplace poster is used to communicate critical information to employees. In some cases, this includes displaying a poster about sexual harassment.
A number of states require an employer to display a sexual harassment poster. These include:
- Rhode Island
In some states, such as Delaware, the sexual harassment posting is part of an all-in-one state poster.
A sexual harassment posting is required for employers in New York City and Chicago.
Rarely, a state will only require a sexual harassment poster for a specific industry. This is the case in Illinois, where higher education institutions need to display a sexual harassment poster containing information for students.
Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal
There is no federal sexual harassment posting requirement, but employers with 15 or more employees must post the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegalposting. This posting includes information about employee protections against sex discrimination.
Posting your policy
Employers in states where a sexual harassment poster is not required can display a workplace policy poster or their sexual harassment policy to underscore the fact that sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the workplace.