Details of the NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Law for 2019

The New NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Law: What Employers Should Know

Additional New York State anti-sexual harassment law protections came into existence in August 2019.

Under the new law, sexual harassment only has to rise above the level of “petty slights or trivial inconveniences,” which is a much lesser burden of proof. This change will make it much easier for victims to come forward and file a lawsuit against employers. By comparison, under the previous law, the plaintiff would have to prove that sexual harassment was “severe or pervasive.”

When Does the New Law Go into Effect?

The law will roll out in three stages during the next 60 days.

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Making Work Accommodations for Pregnant Women

Is Your Employment Contract Up-to-date with Current Laws? Making work accommodations for a pregnant woman is something not all employers are aware of doing. In fact, a recent article entitled “More Parents than Ever Are Suing Their Employers for Discrimination–and Winning” gave an example of a municipality that was the subject of an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) claim for this reason.

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