Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Enacting Sweeping New Workplace Harassment Protections

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:29

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.6577/A.8421) to enact sweeping new workplace harassment protections, fulfilling a key component of Governor Cuomo's 2019 Women's Justice Agenda. This legislation strengthens New York's anti-discrimination laws to ensure employees can seek justice and perpetrators will be held accountable by eliminating the restriction that harassment be "severe or pervasive" in order to be legally actionable; mandating that all non-disclosure agreements allow employees to file a complaint of harassment or discrimination; and extending the statute of limitations for employment sexual harassment claims filed from one year to three years.

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