August 12, 2019

Today, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (A8421 / S6577) that substantially strengthens the New York State Human Rights Law, particularly with respect to sexual harassment. Among other things, the legislation: Eliminates the “severe or pervasive” standard for hostile work environment claims; Eliminates the so-called “Faragher/Ellerth defense” to hostile work environment claims, in that “[t]he fact that…

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