New hotline for individuals to report sexual harassment in their workplace established by the NYS Division of Human Rights
Published on Monday, July 25, 2022
Earlier this week, New York State introduced a new hotline for individuals to report sexual harassment in their workplace. Established by the NYS Division of Human Rights, the toll-free, confidential hotline at 800-HARASS-3 (800-427-2773) connects employees who have faced sexual harassment with experienced pro bono attorneys to advise them. In March, Gov. Hochul directed the Division to implement the hotline and strengthen protections against retaliation for victims of discrimination, making explicit that all public employers are subject to the Human Rights Law. The initiative will provide workers with free guidance to help them deal with the complex issues of sexual harassment. The launch of the hotline may result an increase in claims by employees. The Pattison team is available to assist employers with any questions.
For more details, see Gov. Hochul’s announcement here.