New York Bill Would Lift Barrier to Sexual Harassment Claims (Corrected)

Feb. 26, 2019, 5:40 PMUpdated: Feb. 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

A bill proposed by three New York state legislators would make it easier to pursue a claim of sexual harassment by lifting the legal barrier that the conduct must be “severe or pervasive” to be challenged in court.

The bill (S. 3817), announced Feb. 26, follows a similar proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) to lift the “severe or pervasive” standard for legal actions against sexual harassment. But it would go further than Cuomo’s plan, which he put out in January as part of his executive budget proposal and again promoted Feb. 19 in his “Women’s Justice ...

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