ASSEMBLY PASSES PLANKS IN WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT

Today, the Assembly passed legislation strengthening and expanding protections against both sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. This legislation extends protections from sexual harassment to all private workplaces in New York state.  Today, employers with fewer than four employees are exempt from New York State’s sexual harassment laws; that changes once Governor Cuomo signs the legislation into law.

“With the long overdue passage of bills that expand protections against both sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination, we are ensuring that equal rights are protected in New York,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo had introduced the two measures as part of his Women’s Equality Act more than two years ago. In a statement, Governor Cuomo said he looked forward to signing the legislation into law as “we continue to build a more fair society.”

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