Sexual Harassment Accountability and Protection Act

SEN. Elaine Phillips

January 29, 2018

Senator Elaine Phillips is leading the fight to end workplace sexual harassment.  Her plan, the  “Sexual Harassment Accountability and Protection Act”, strengthens state law, ensures that every employee is protected by anti-harassment policies and bans confidential settlements that hide the identity of sexual predators and allows them to prey on future victims. 

In the wake of a tidal wave of allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct sweeping the country, Senator Elaine Phillips and Senator Catharine Young have proposed landmark legislation that would strengthen New York State’s sexual harassment laws. The measure would enact sweeping new protections for victims including banning secret settlements, establishing a statutory definition of sexual harassment, and expanding the law to protect independent contractors. The measure represents the most significant statewide initiative on the issue in decades.

“There is no place in our government, or society as a whole, for sexual assault or harassment. It is inspiring to see the movement of women across our country coming forward, sharing their personal stories, and overcoming the stigma and shame brought on by the inappropriate actions of others.  The dialogue must continue and as elected officials we must do all possible, to protect those who have been forced to carry the burden of harassment out of fear for their future,” said Senator Phillips.

To join Senator Phillps fight to protect New York women, sign the petition below.  Thank you for your support!


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