New York lawmakers pass new workplace sexual harassment protections

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Wednesday marked the last day of the legislative session in Albany. Lawmakers in both the Senate and Assembly passed a set of sweeping new workplace sexual harassment protections.

The state’s legal standard for sexual harassment will make it easier for victims to bring harassment claims in court. Specifically, the bill would eliminate a standard in state law that misconduct must be “severe and pervasive” in order to be considered harassment.

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