- Update: Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs into Law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act
- May 17, 2018
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), which we summarized in a previous post. In pertinent part, the Act provides as follows:
- Starting immediately, the statute of limitations to filing a gender-based harassment claim with the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) is extended from one year to three years;
- Starting immediately, all employers, regardless of size, will be subject to the NYCHRL prohibition on gender-based harassment;
- Starting immediately, sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination under the NYCHRL;
- Starting September 6, 2018, all employers must display the NYCCHR’s new anti-sexual harassment poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace and provide the information to employees at the time of hire. Please note that the NYCCHR has yet to publish its new anti-sexual harassment poster; and
- Starting April 1, 2019, all private employers with fifteen or more employees (including interns) must conduct annual anti-sexual harassment trainings for all employees and interns and employers must keep records of such trainings for at least three years.