WELCOME ALL!. FREE FROM HARASSMENT March 14, 2012. Part 1 – Introduction. How do we define harassment?. Merriam and Webster : a) to annoy persistently b) to create an unpleasant or hostile situation, especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct.
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FREE FROM HARASSMENT
March 14, 2012
Part 1 – Introduction
Emotional or physical threat
Unsolicited control over the victim
Using power to create fear
Landlord – tenant
Teacher – student
Employer – employee
Caregiver – children/ seniors
Parents – children (vice versa)
Part 2 – New York Laws
Are YOU Legally Protected?
Exploring legal rights in the U.S. and New York State
OLDER AMERICANS ACT
This law forbids employment discrimination against anyone at least 40 years of age in the United States.
It includes a broad ban against age discrimination and specifically prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotions, wages, termination of employment and denial of benefits to older employees.
Since 1978, it has also prohibited mandatory retirement in most sectors.
Part 3– Workplace and home harassment
Increasingly prominent issue and an area best protected by the law (Why? Because the State benefits if older people are protected in the workplace)
15% of elder abuse centered on emotional, psychological, or verbal abuse.
Of alleged perpetrators of elder abuse, 33% were adult children, 22% were other other family members; 16% were strangers, and 11% were spouses/intimate partners. (Teaster, National Center on Elder Abuse, 2006).
Part 4 – Empowerment
Being taken care of by family members is not the only option and sometimes there are better solutions for everyone that can be explored while the older person can:
Thank you all for coming!!
MAY YOU BE FREE FROM HARASSMENT
We are hoping to see you on April 17