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An Eye On Workplace Harassment Liability In NYC

Law360 (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In recent months, a federal district court judge and a New York state court appellate judge have held that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) should be more liberally construed than its federal and state counterparts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.

In Zakrzewska v. The New School, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5183 (S.D.N.Y. 2009), the court held that there is strict liability for supervisory harassment and that the long-standing Faragher/Ellerth affirmative defense...
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