Chicago requires panic buttons for the staff of the hotel
A new regulation is in force in Chicago that requires hotel staff to give panic buttons to protect them from sexual harassment and other crimes.
Workers in Chicago hotels now have “panic button” to call for help if needed.
A regulation that took effect this week requires hotels to offer the buttons. They are intended for the protection of the household and others who work only in the rooms of sexual harassment and other crimes.
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A survey of 500 employees, conducted by the Unite Here Local 1 found 58 percent of respondents have experienced at least one incident of sexual harassment by the guests. The most common was the guests answer their door nude.
An overview of Chicago hotel workers that more than half have experienced sexual harassment.
The buttons trigger a message to the mobile phone of the employee, supervisor, manager and human resources department and give the name of the employee and the location.
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Karen Kent is the president of Unite Here Local 1. She says that it is “a new day for women employed in Chicago hotels.”