The revised anti-harassment policy adopted on Tuesday prohibits:
* Abusing the dignity of an employee through insulting or degrading sexual remarks or conduct.
* Threats, demands or suggestions that the status of an employee is contingent upon their tolerance or acquiescence to sexual advances.
* Subtle pressure for sexual activities, requests for sexual acts or favors, and sexually oriented comments.
* Showing or displaying pornographic or sexually explicit object or pictures in the workplace.
The policy applies to all city employees, elected officials, boards and commissions and includes actions taken outside the work place such as "during business trips, business meetings and business-related social events."
Alderman Landi, raised a legitimate concern of whether or not this legislation would be able to be enforced. I think it's a legitimate concern, one way to insure the recommendations are enforced is to hire a person that specifically deals with it's enforcement, as Mayor Sottile has proposed.
It's clear Jimmy Sottile is not playing any games and I hope the council will continue to support his efforts. This is a good first step.