Chicago will give hotel workers panic buttons to prevent sexual assault

A new ordinance in Chicago requires hotels to give panic buttons to employees working in rooms alone. 58 percent of the city’s hotel workers report having experienced flashing, groping, and other forms of sexual harassment from guests. 96 percent say a panic button would make them feel safer. The ordinance also gives workers the right to stop working and leave the area without facing retaliation from their employer.

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