S.1979 - Sexual Harassment Prevention Act of 1994103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/24/1994)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||03/24/1994 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1979 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/24/1994)
Sexual Harassment Prevention Act of 1994 - Directs employers (including Federal and congressional agencies) to keep posted in conspicuous places a notice prepared or approved by the appropriate primary enforcement agency (the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Fair Employment Practices of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices) that sets forth: (1) the definition of sexual harassment found in the Code of Federal Regulations or any corresponding similar regulation; (2) the fact that sexual harassment is a violation of Federal law; (3) information describing how to file a complaint with the agency alleging such harassment; (4) an address and toll-free number to be used to contact the agency; and (5) other information required by the agency.
Provides for annual notices by employers to individual employees which provide such information and a description of the procedures used by the employers to resolve allegations of sexual harassment.
Requires employers to provide to each supervisory employee information specifying the responsibility of, and the methods to be used by, such employee to ensure that immediate and corrective action is taken to address allegations of sexual harassment.
Prescribes civil penalties for willful violations of this Act.
Directs each primary enforcement agency to make model notices and voluntary guidelines for procedures dealing with allegations of sexual harassment available to employers at no cost as well as a toll-free number for information regarding this Act.
Sets forth provisions governing actions by the primary enforcement agencies to enforce sexual harassment statutes and rules.