Workplace Harassment Prevention: A Necessity Now More Than Ever - Complimentary Webinar

September 17, 2019

By: Katherine R. Schafer

In this evolving era of #MeToo, employers are evaluating the effectiveness of their current discrimination and sexual harassment policies. Employers must put prevention and training at the forefront to ensure that their work environment is safe and professional for every employee and  that they're in compliance with New York's rapidly evolving laws.

On June 19, 2019, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation that makes sweeping changes to the New York Human Rights Law. This legislation will have a significant impact on the litigation of discrimination and harassment claims filed with the Division of Human Rights and in court.

In addition, the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Division of Human Rights have issued final guidance on the policy and annual, interactive training required by law. This program will explore the new requirements and mandates imposed by the State, including:

  • What's covered by the new broadened definition of "harassment"
  • Who is covered under the new expanded definition of an "employer"
  • Employer liability for harassing conduct directed at its employees
  • New legal requirements for what must be included in sexual harassment policies
  • Anticipated changes in terms of litigation, settlement agreements, and employment agreements
  • Best practices regarding new annual, interactive training requirements

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Presented by Katherine Ritts Schafer


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