Bloomberg Law
July 2, 2019, 10:17 AM

New York Eases Path for #MeToo Lawsuits as Harassment Laws Pass

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

New York recently became the third state, following California and Delaware, to make it easier to bring workplace sexual harassment claims in court, highlighting the importance for employers in these states to update their anti-discrimination policies in kind.

Many businesses already have updated their policies to ban behavior considered improper but that might not have met the previous standard for being “severe or pervasive,” removing any confusion where state laws differ on the standard for harassment, lawyers told Bloomberg Law.

The #MeToo movement captured the attention of lawmakers, even calling out those within their own ranks, and legislation is ...

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