Resolution No. 119

Adopting The Ulster County Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy And The Discriminatory Harassment Prevention Policy And Complaint Procedure – Department Of Personnel

Resolution Information

Postponed in Committee



Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Rodriguez)


Chairwoman of the Legislature, Tracey A. Bartels, offers the following:


WHEREAS, Section 201-g of New York State Labor Law mandates that all employers throughout the State of New York adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County has an existing Ulster County Harassment in the Workplace Policy; and 


WHEREAS, Ulster County considers sexual harassment, discrimination, discriminatory harassment and other conduct to be serious and a form of employee misconduct which will not be tolerated; and 


WHEREAS, the Department of Personnel has sought advice and recommendation from Roemer Wallens Gold and Mineaux LLP, the County’s Labor Law counsel, on policies on Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory Harassment; and


WHEREAS, upon recent review of the existing Ulster County Harassment in the Workplace Policy, it has been determined that in order to be in full compliance with New York State Labor Law, it would be in the best interest of the County to adopt two separate policies, one to address sexual harassment prevention, and one to address discriminatory harassment; and


WHEREAS, the proposed policies meet the mandate by New York State; and


WHEREAS, adopting the policies provides the County of Ulster with an opportunity to reiterate its strong commitment to a workplace free of any manner of harassment, whether sexual or discriminatory; and 


WHEREAS, in order to remain in compliance with mandates of Federal, State and Local Law, if any provision of this policy is changed or becomes in conflict with Federal, State or Local Law, such Law will preempt the policy, and revision(s) will be made accordingly; and   


WHEREAS, employees will be provided with notice that revisions have been made and the location of the revised policy(s); now, therefore, be it





RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and the Discriminatory Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Procedure, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Legislature, are hereby adopted,


and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:    



Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ______________.





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Updated: April 10, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 2018-2019 Term: Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 119 for One Week
No Vote