Reprinted from the AFL-CIO Now by SAG-AFTRA Staff on February 14, 2018.
SAG-AFTRA recently released a code of conduct on sexual harassment as part of a broader program to protect its members, confront harassment and advance equity in the workplace.
Leading with a call to action to its 160,000 members and the entertainment, music and media industries, the code defines sexual harassment and details what constitutes a hostile work environment, retaliation, and other types of prohibited conduct.
The code sets forth employers’ legal obligations under both the union’s contracts and the law, including the need to provide reporting mechanisms through which members can report instances of sexual harassment.
The code also sets forth clear expectations that SAG-AFTRA members will refrain from engaging in harassing conduct. …