April 25, 2018
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a panel discussion on ending sexual assault in the work place and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements was held at Gracie Mansion on April 25, 2018. The event featured remarks by the First Lady Chirlane McCray followed by a panel discussion with:
The event also highlighted the Commission on Human Rights’ Sexual Harassment in the Workplace campaign and the launch of their report, Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Trends and Recommendations Based on 2017 Public Hearing Testimony.
The Commission on Human Rights has been a leader on the fight against sexual harassment for decades. In fact, the term “sexual harassment” was first coined at a Commission on Human Rights hearing on gender discrimination in 1977. The Commission on Human Rights is aggressively and effectively enforcing the City’s anti-discrimination law in this area, which is more protective and more robust than protections at the state and federal level.
NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the nation, protects against discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment. Under the Law, any unwanted sexual behavior is unlawful, including but not limited to touching, crude jokes, and lewd comments. If you experience sexual harassment at work, contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights to report it at (718) 722-3131 or you can report it anonymously here. Unsure about filing a complaint? Feel free to read this blog post that can help you understand the complaint process when filing a complaint of sexual harassment with the Commission.
Video Description: Watch the full panel discussion from the “No More Silence: What’s Next in the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements” event, featuring remarks by First Lady Chirlane McCray and a panel discussion with Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis (Moderator), Geena Rocero, Lupe Gonzalo, Alexandra Brodsky, and Katherine Franke.
In the News:
AMNY Fighting sexual harassment in the workplace will require new policies for all NYC employers, report recommends https://www.amny.com/news/sexual-harassment-workplace-1.18240735