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Reporting Sexual Harassment in New York

Learning Objectives

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Identify behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment
  • Identify the actions you must take immediately if you feel you have been a victim of sexual harassment
  • Describe the procedure to follow for reporting a sexual harassment incident
  • Define retaliation and the circumstances in which employment discrimination laws can protect you in cases of retaliation

Available in English

9 Minutes

Mobile Ready

5-Min Reminder

This lesson teaches how to report an incident of sexual harassment and how to empower victims and witnesses to report the incident through the reassurance that they are not alone, and that they are protected by law from retaliation by their employer or the harasser.

Course Outline
  • You Are Not Alone
Regulations
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Sheppard Mullin, Labor & Employment Law Blog, New York State Legislation Enacts Sweeping Changes to Combat Sexual Harassment, 6/2019
  • The City of New York - Local Law No. 96 of 2018 - Council Int. No. 632-A of 2018
  • The Laws of New York - Consolidated Laws - Labor Law - Article 7: General Provisions - Section 201-g
  • The Laws of New York - Consolidated Laws - Executive Law, Civil Practice Law and Rules, General Obligations Law, and Labor Law - Amendments - Assembly Bill 8421 and Senate Bill 6577