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New York's Expansion of Workplace Harassment Law and What it Means for Your Business

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September 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Jackson Lewis
666 Third Avenue
29th Floor
New York, NY 10017



In the final days of its 2019 session, the New York State Legislature enacted a flurry of legislation that will have significant and extensive effects on New York employers. These effects include greater potential liability for harassment and discrimination claims. 

Please join Jackson Lewis P.C. attorneys as we discuss the nuances of these key provisions and the impact they will have on your business.  


5:30 — 6:00 p.m.    Registration

6:00 — 7:00 p.m.    Program

7:00 — 8:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception


  • Removal of the “severe or pervasive” standard for determining whether an employer has subjected an employee to harassment
  • Elimination of the “Faragher/Ellerth” defense 
  • Expansion of the non-disclosure agreement prohibition to apply to all discrimination and harassment claims unless it is the plaintiff’s preference to enter into a non-disclosure agreement
  • Increase to the sexual harassment policy requirements and damages available to prevailing claimants
  • Prohibition of wage differentials based on protected class status, as well as the ban on inquiring into an applicant’s salary history

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