May 01, 2019 Articles

New Laws Mandate Sexual Harassment Training

A short legislative history, a summary of the laws recently adopted in New York, and a list of resources for establishing best practices in law firms and client workplaces.

By Michael L. Goldblatt

New York State and New York City recently joined other states and local jurisdictions that have long-standing laws to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. New York State and New York City laws now require employers to adopt policies and provide training to prevent sexual harassment. The legislative and media spotlight on sexual harassment is a reminder that employers everywhere have a duty to stop harassment. Read on for a short legislative history, a summary of the laws recently adopted in New York, and a list of resources for establishing best practices in law firms and client workplaces. 

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