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New York City Legislation Would Mandate Sexual Harassment Training, Expand Employer Coverage under Human Rights Law

    The New York City Council has introduced a package of legislation aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and strengthening the City’s anti-sexual harassment policies.

    The legislation, introduced on March 7, 2018, would require most private employers in the City to conduct mandatory annual sexual harassment training for employees. Additionally, it would expand employer coverage for claims of sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The package of legislation also would extend the statute of limitations to file harassment claims with the New York City Commission on Human Rights from one year to three years from the time of the alleged conduct. Further, all employers in the City would be required to post anti-sexual harassment posters and provide information sheets to employees individually at hire.

    To read more about how the proposed legislation would impact employers in NYC, click here to read the full post prepared by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, Jamie Ansorge, and Brian DeShannon.

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