New York State Publishes Proposed Updated Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

In accordance with its quadrennial obligation to evaluate the impact of New York State’s Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy in the workplace, on January 12, 2023, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights, published a proposed updated model sexual harassment prevention policy. As we previously reported, effective October 9, 2018, all employers in the state of New York were required to adopt written sexual harassment prevention policies that met or exceeded the minimum standards set forth in Section 201-g of the New York Labor Law or adopt the model policy created and published by the NYSDOL.

To adapt to the ever-changing workplace, the NYSDOL has proposed the following key revisions and additions to the model policy

Interested parties may provide feedback during a thirty-day comment period, which ends on February 11, 2023.

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