Seattle hotels care deeply about ensuring a safe, healthy and supportive work environment for all our employees and work collaboratively as a team to address these issues. Seattle hotels are 100 percent committed to a protecting our employees every day.
We are concerned about some overreaching elements of Initiative 124. For example, this measure would mean hotel guests who are simply accused of harassment would be blacklisted without notification or due process. The one-size-fits-all approach to big hotels and smaller hotels creates confusing workplace rules. We are also concerned about the unusual carve out for unions.
We believe there are more straightforward ways we can protect our employees than this initiative and we share concerns with others about the legality of some of the provisions it includes.
Read more about recent movement of this initiative by the Seattle City Council here.