On July 19, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a state-wide toll-free hotline for issues of workplace sexual harassment.
As of July 20, 2022, New York employees can call 1-800-427-2773 from 9:00am to 5:00pm to receive free legal counseling regarding a workplace sexual harassment complaint. The confidential hotline will be operated by the New York State Division of Human Rights and staffed with attorneys on a pro bono basis.
- The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to issue additional guidance as the recent amendments to the NY Human Rights Law require employers provide employees with information about the new hotline.
- The DOL is expected to modify the model sexual harassment policies and sexual harassment postings.
We will keep you informed of these important updates. Please reach out with any questions.