Supervisor CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR THE COUNTY OF FULTON

WHEREAS, Resolution 295 of 1994 adopted a Sexual Harassment Policy for the County of Fulton that also prohibited all types of discriminatory harassment in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 108 of 2001 revised said Sexual Harassment Policy and, among other things, changed the policy title to “Policy for Dealing with Discriminatory Harassment Complaints”; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 423 of 2010 authorized certain revisions to the Policy for Dealing with Discriminatory Harassment Complaints to include certain procedural changes and clarifying language; and

WHEREAS, New York State law adopted as part of 2018-19 NYS Budget legislation mandated a specific, standardized approach to addressing workplace sexual harassment, including standards for municipal sexual harassment policies, requires the County of Fulton to separate its existing policy for sexual harassment from its policy for other types of discriminatory harassment; and

WHEREAS, as the first step in said separation, Resolution 418 of 2018, dated November 13, 2018, adopted a new Sexual Harassment Policy for the County of Fulton; and

WHEREAS, as the second step in said separation, Roemer, Wallens, Gold and Mineaux, as Fulton County’s labor counsel, has prepared a new Discriminatory Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Procedure that it recommends be adopted; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts the County of Fulton Discriminatory Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Procedure (dated February 11, 2019) as attached hereto and made a part hereof; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That any and all prior discriminatory harassment policies previously adopted be and hereby are rescinded in their entirety; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, All Department Heads, Personnel Director, Fulton County Code and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor BRADT and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 16 Nays: 0 Absent: 4 (Supervisors Breh, Lauria, Rice and Waldron)

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