Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
<i>Photo: bdstudio/Shutterstock.com <i /> Photo: bdstudio/Shutterstock.com

While there have long been idiosyncrasies in New York state, city and local anti-discrimination laws, New York’s laws against sexual harassment have traditionally mirrored federal standards, and thus sexual harassment claims brought under New York state law were “analyzed identically” to their federal counterparts. See Heskin v. InSite Aver., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2546, *40, 2005 WL 407646 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 22, 2005). Recently, however, in the wake of the #MeToo movement and other widespread focus on sexual and gender-based abuse, New York has adopted a number of legislative measures which break from the federal standards, seeking to more aggressively combat sexual harassment. These changes have come quickly, and employers operating in New York should be aware of them to ensure that they are adopting the policies necessary to comply with the new requirements.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.