Amid the national movement to uncover sexual harassment in various sectors, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said he plans to introduce state legislation to prohibit confidentiality agreements related to sexual harassment claims in government and to void forced arbitration policies in employee contracts.
The wide-ranging proposals by the Democratic governor are part of his legislative agenda, which he is set to unveil on Wednesday, and appear to be in response to the #MeToo movement spurred by sexual harassment and assault allegations levied against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in October and numerous other powerful public figures in Hollywood, government and the media since then, by women and men.
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