A Nation-Leading Anti-Sexual Harassment Agenda
New York State is leading the nation with new laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. On August 12, 2019, legislation was signed that strengthened protections against discrimination and harassment under the New York State Human Rights Law. These protections supplement the laws that the Governor signed in April 2019 as part of the 2019 Women's Agenda.
Attention New York City Employers: The New York City Commission on Human Rights has launched an online training program for employers based in New York City that is compliant with New York State requirements. Go to the training program.
Overview of Laws
Sexual Harassment Policy Public Hearing
Watch New York State's in-person public hearing, which was held on September 15, 2022, to receive feedback regarding the state's Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policy.
Protection Against Sexual Harassment
Where to Find Support
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: http://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/