EEO - Harassment: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- New York's law on harassment is generally more expansive than the federal statutes. SeeProhibition 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. SeeProhibition 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.