Sweeping Changes to New York Human Rights Law: Employers Must Prepare Now - Complimentary Webinar
August 29, 2019
By: Andrew D. Bobrek, Howard M. Miller, Theresa E. Rusnak
New York employers must immediately prepare for sweeping changes to the New York Human Rights Law.
Just days ago, Governor Cuomo signed legislation making these unprecedented changes, which will impose new mandatory requirements for employers and increase the likelihood of harassment claims.
Most notably, the legislation eliminates the well-established “severe or pervasive” standard for a legal harassment claim. Instead, conduct will only need to rise above "petty slights or trivial inconveniences" to constitute unlawful and therefore actionable harassment.
The impact of this change – along with other significant changes to the Human Rights Law – cannot be understated, and employers must immediately adapt and adjust their practices.
In this Bond webinar, we will provide a practical explanation of the new legislation, focusing on:
- How the new standard of “petty slights or trivial inconveniences” may be interpreted
- Practical approaches to minimizing risk and avoiding liability
- Broader prohibitions on employers using non-disclosure and mandatory arbitration agreements
- Necessary changes to training programs and harassment policies
Join us for this timely and important webinar.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
10 - 11 a.m.
Andrew Bobrek, Syracuse
Howard Miller, Garden City
Theresa Rusnak, Rochester