Ending Sexual Harassment

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