New York State Opens Confidential Sexual Harassment Hotline

Earlier this year, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law which amended the New York State Human Rights Law to require the establishment of a state-wide, toll-free, confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. On July 19, 2022, the Governor announced the launch of this new hotline. New York employees may now call 1-800-427-2773 to receive free legal counselling regarding any complaint of workplace sexual harassment or to submit a complaint regarding such harassment. The hotline will operate during regular business hours and will be staffed by a team of pro bono attorneys for the New York State Division of Human Rights (“Division”).

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