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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 unwelcome harassment based on gender, race, religion or national origin, where such harassment has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.