Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Takes Effect Statewide Soon
Effective October 9th, every New York State employer, regardless of size, will be required to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy that meets specified requirements. Employers who currently have anti harassment policies in place will likely need to update those policies, according to the Governor's office.
The new law also mandates that all New York State employers conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees. The program needs to be interactive and is required to include specific content. The new law is expected to require prompt action on the part of most, if not all NY State employers.
Governor Cuomo signed the new measures into law on April 12, 2018.