Five steps to combating sex offenses
December 19, 2022
The #MeToo movement has helped raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. In an effort to eradicate the problem and assist victims, New York State has:
- Mandated that employers conduct annual sexual harassment prevention training.
- Resurrected time-barred sexual misconduct claims through the Child Victims Act and Adult Survivors Act.
- Dropped a requirement that plaintiffs in sexual harassment lawsuits prove that conduct was severe and pervasive.
- Created a sexual harassment victim hotline.