Following the hearing, Senator Biaggi is as resolved as ever to correct current policies that often provide no clear path for victims to report harassment and abuse. This lack of systemic support and transparency frequently adds to the trauma initially experienced in the workplace. Expert testimony advanced ideas for new legislation that would strengthen anti-harassment laws currently on the books and make the workplace safer for New Yorkers in both the private and public sector.
To survivors, Senator Biaggi said: “We are your advocates and champions in State government. We are here to gather knowledge in order to design laws that leave no one unconsidered, neglected, ignored, or silenced. We are listening… and we will act.”
Originally published in Black Westchester on February 15, 2019.