Press Release: New State Government Resource to Help Vermonters Address Sexual Harassment and Workplace Discrimination

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2020

Montpelier, VT — Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, announced new resources available today from the Workplaces For All public education program, workplacesforall.vermont.gov, to make workers, employers, and all Vermonters aware of laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, where to find information, strategies for prevention, and ways to address sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Resources available at this new website include:

•             For workers, where to get help if you’re experiencing harassment or discrimination at work — and how to support co-workers

•             For employers, guidance and best practices for prevention and response, a state directory of workplace trainers, and in-depth explanations of different types of discrimination and many resources for more information

•             An extensive video library featuring stories, information, and trainings

•             A new guidebook, Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

•             Infographics, fact sheets, and Frequently Asked Questions about workplace discrimination and sexual harassment

 

In addition to the website, the Workplaces For All public education program includes radio and television public service announcements, social media and search engine advertising, and printed informational materials. These materials and resources have a fresh look, featuring new photography of Vermont workplaces.

The Workplaces For All campaign is a result of legislation which allocated funds to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), in consultation with the Vermont Attorney General’s office and the Vermont Human Rights Commission, to inform and assist workers, employers, and members of the public in preventing and addressing sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.

Contact: Lilly Talbert |Vermont Commission on Women (VCW)
802-828-2841
| Lilly.Talbert@vermont.gov