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EEO - Harassment: New York

EEO - Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: James Anelli and Robert Pettigrew, LeClairRyan

Summary

  • New York's law on harassment is generally more expansive than the federal statutes. See Prohibition Against Harassment.
  • New York City has a local ordinance which also provides a cause of action for employment harassment that is broader than its federal and state counterparts. See Prohibition Against Harassment.
  • The NYSHRL and NYCHRL permit an aggrieved employee to elect between instituting either an administrative or civil action. See Bringing a Harassment Claim.
  • Unlawful workplace harassment consists of quid pro quo or hostile work environment harassment. See Forms of Harassment.
  • An employer may be held vicariously liable for the acts of supervisory employees, non-supervisory employees and third-parties who engage in harassment. See Employer Liability.