assembly Bill A6290

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to sexual harassment in the workplace

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May 08, 2018 held for consideration in governmental operations
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Mar 02, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A6290 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-d, amd §297, Exec L; amd §740, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8156
2015-2016: A5512
2019-2020: A6725

A6290 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to sexual harassment in the workplace.

A6290 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6290

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. FINCH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the  labor  law,  in  relation  to
  sexual harassment in the workplace

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "woman's
workplace protection act".
  §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 296-d to
read as follows:
  § 296-D. SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. 1.  IN  ADDITION  TO  THE
UNLAWFUL  DISCRIMINATORY    PRACTICES  INCLUDED  IN SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED
NINETY-SIX AND TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX-A OF THIS ARTICLE, SEXUAL  HARASS-
MENT SHALL BE CONSIDERED AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE.
  2.  (A)  AS USED IN THIS SECTION "SEXUAL HARASSMENT" MEANS AN UNLAWFUL
DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE ON THE BASIS OF SEX THAT IS BASED  ON  UNWELCOME
SEXUAL ADVANCES, REQUEST FOR SEXUAL FAVORS, AND OTHER VERBAL OR PHYSICAL
CONDUCT OF A SEXUAL NATURE WHEN:
  (1) SUBMISSION TO SUCH CONDUCT IS MADE EITHER EXPLICITLY OR IMPLICITLY
A TERM OR CONDITION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT;
  (2)  SUBMISSION  TO  OR  REJECTION OF SUCH CONDUCT BY AN INDIVIDUAL IS
USED AS THE BASIS FOR EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS AFFECTING SUCH INDIVIDUAL; OR
  (3) SUCH CONDUCT HAS THE PURPOSE OR EFFECT OF UNREASONABLY INTERFERING
WITH AN INDIVIDUAL'S  WORK  PERFORMANCE  OR  CREATING  AN  INTIMIDATING,
HOSTILE, OR OFFENSIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.
  (B)  "SEXUAL  HARASSMENT"  SHALL  ALSO MEAN THE UNLAWFUL SEX DISCRIMI-
NATION AGAINST PERSONS WHO WERE QUALIFIED FOR BUT DENIED  AN  EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY  OR  BENEFIT DUE TO ANOTHER PERSON'S RECEIPT OF SUCH EMPLOY-
MENT OPPORTUNITY OR BENEFIT DUE TO HIS OR HER SUBMISSION TO THE  EMPLOY-
ER'S SEXUAL ADVANCES OR REQUESTS FOR SEXUAL FAVORS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00774-01-7