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Guide to Reporting

Your employer is now required to establish a sexual harassment policy that meets minimum standards, and to provide a complaint form for their employees. 

The Department of Labor, in consultation with the Division of Human Rights, has provided with a model policy and complaint form to adopt or use as a guide in creating their own materials. Therefore, your employer's own policy and complaint form may look different than the models below, but it must meet minimum standards.

Employers must provide each employee with a copy of their policy in writing.

Training Materials
Training Materials

Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training.

Each employee must receive training on an annual basis, starting October 9, 2018.

Training Videos
Training Videos
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Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training.

The videos below, which may be watched via YouTube or downloaded, meet all state minimum training requirements except one: the videos alone are NOT considered interactive. If your employer is using this video to meet the training requirements, your employer must also: ask you questions as part of the program; accommodate your questions, with answers provided in a timely manner; or require feedback from you about the training and the materials presented.

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FAQs
FAQs
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Read the frequently asked questions to learn more about the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention policies and trainings and what you can do if you have been discriminated against.

FAQs

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Complaints
Complaints
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Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination. If you feel you have been discriminated against you can contact the Division of Human Rights.  If a complaint is filed, the Division of Human Rights will investigate and may present the case in a public hearing.

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Find Support
Find Support
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The following organizations provide resources and services related to sexual harassment and discrimination. This list is not a comprehensive list of New York organizations who provide resources and services related to sexual harassment and discrimination:

  • A Better Balance's free, legal helpline offers confidential information to workers about workplace rights, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, breastfeeding and work-family issues. Contact them at (212) 430-5982 or [email protected].
  • NOW NYC Helpline offers referrals for callers needing help with employment discrimination, divorce and custody, financial empowerment, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Contact them at http://nownyc.org/service-fund/get-help/ or (212) 627-9895
  • New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service at www.nysba.org or (800) 342-3661
  • www.LawHelpNY.org: Legal information for New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney.
  • Legal Momentum Equality Works Program: Litigation against employers who have maintained or practiced discrimination. Contact at www.legalmomentum.org or (212) 925-6635
  • City Bar Justice Center: www.citybarjusticecenter.org or (212) 626-7373 or 7383
  • Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org or (866) 542-8336
  • Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance/
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Contact
Contact
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For questions or concerns contact the the Division of Human Rights toll-free at 1-888-392-3644.  General inquiries may also be directed to [email protected].  Contact the Division via TDD/TTY at 718-741-8300.

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