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NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 17, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Tackling Sexual Harassment in New York


Sexual harassment impacts employees across the country, including right here in New York. No industry is free from the scourge of sexual harassment, assault, and inappropriate workplace behavior.

The #MeToo movement has brought these important issues to the forefront and spurs action to address this problem. As brave men and women continue to speak out and discuss the issues, we are committed to listening to them, engaging in meaningful discussions and using their testimony to help guide future actions by the State Legislature to address sexual harassment. It is our responsibility to ensure that all employers are trained to provide a safe workplace, and that all employees are protected and have access to recourse.

That is why on February 13, we will hold a hearing to engage survivors, advocates and experts on this serious issue. These individuals have valuable insight that is important to the process of addressing these ever-evolving issues.

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