Ending Sexual Harassment on the job for Every Employee
Sexual harassment disproportionately affects women in the workplace. In 2011, women filed 75% of all sexual harassment complaints filed with the NYS Division of Human Rights.
83% of all EEOC complaints of sexual harassment were filed by women.
Those working for employers with fewer than 4 employees cannot file a complaint with the State because small employers are currently exempt from the provisions of State law that prohibit harassment.
More than 60% of private employers in NYS have fewer than 4 employees.
The Women’s Equality Act would:
Extend the prohibition on sexual harassment in the workplace to workplaces with fewer than four employee