Although the #MeToo movement found its roots in the entertainment industry, you would be hard-pressed to name an industry that has not seen a prominent figure fall from grace in the past eight months. Most employers have long understood that they must confront the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, but the question is how to properly do so in a manner consistent with the myriad federal, state and local laws which govern this area, and with an ever-changing paradigm.
In April 2018, New York State entered the fray by enacting the most comprehensive state anti-sexual harassment legislation to date. On May 9, 2018, New York City swiftly followed by enacting its own anti-sexual harassment statute that mirrors many provisions of the state law.
In this article, Brian S. Kaplan, Daniel Turinsky and Edward Charles Rooker outline the numerous new requirements that New York-based employers should be aware of. Click here to read the full article.