The Limitations Of NY's Anti-Sexual Harassment Law

By Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager and Jacob Singer (September 12, 2018, 4:14 PM EDT) -- In 2017, a wave of high-profile allegations of sexual assault and harassment against women in the workplace led to a mass mobilization against harassment. Although the allegations first surfaced against high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry, including Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and others, they soon spread to industries like tech, politics and hospitality united by the hashtag #MeToo. In response to lawsuits alleging sexual harassment in the workplace, defendants such as Roger Ailes and Steven Cohen's hedge fund, Point72 Asset Management, have sought with some success to invoke arbitration clauses in employment agreements.[1]

Unsurprisingly, legislators nationwide have been spurred to action...

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