This City Now Mandates ‘Panic Buttons’ For Hotel Housekeepers and Staff

By Sahid Fawaz

Hotel workers have complained for years about the need for panic buttons. And the city of Chicago has responded.

NBC reports:

“Workers at Chicago hotels now have “panic buttons” to summon help if needed.

An ordinance that took effect this week requires hotels to provide the buttons. They’re intended to protect housekeeping staff and others who work alone in guest rooms from sexual harassment and other crimes.

A survey of 500 workers conducted by Unite Here Local 1 found 58 percent reported they’ve experienced at least one incident of sexual harassment by guests. The most common was guests answering their door naked.

The buttons trigger a message to the cellphone of the employee’s supervisor, manager and human resources department and provide the employee’s name and location.”

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