Earlier this year, New York amended its Human Rights Law to require the New York Division of Human Rights (NYDHR) to establish a toll-free hotline for employees to report workplace sexual harassment complaints. The hotline has now been launched and New York employees may call (800) 427-2773 regarding any complaint of workplace sexual harassment. The hotline is confidential and staffed by pro bono NYDRH attorneys. Callers will receive free legal counseling and may submit a complaint regarding sexual harassment to the NYDHR.
Under the amended law New York employers must provide information about the NYDHR’s sexual harassment hotline to employees. Thus, employers need to update their anti-harassment policies and workplace posters to comply with these new requirements.
If you have questions about New York’s sexual harassment laws, or your business’s other employment practices, please contact us at (201) 345-5412 / (646) 503-5358, or through our online scheduling system, to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Information contained in this blog is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or opinion. You should consult with an attorney regarding the specifics of your matter or legal issue.