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Section 296-B Unlawful discriminatory practices relating to domestic workers

Executive (EXC)

Unlawful discriminatory practices relating to domestic workers. 1. For the purposes of this section: "Domestic workers" shall have the meaning set forth in section two of the labor law.

  2. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to:

  (a) Engage in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature to a domestic worker when: (i) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; (ii) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (iii) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

  (b) Subject a domestic worker to harassment as set out in paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section two hundred ninety-six of this article.