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Workplace sexual harassment widespread across NYS

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Lindsey Hadlock

The report “Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Empire State: Past, Present, and a Possible Future” released today by researchers from the Worker Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School found that 10.9% of New York residents report having experienced quid pro quo workplace sexual harassment at some point in their careers, which translates to more than 1.7 million people across the state.


KC Wagner

KC Wagner

Director of Workplace Issues

“We’re at a potential tipping point with renewed commitment to stronger accountability in the world of work, using law, policy, collective bargaining, creative organizing and community-based responses. But to make real change, workplace sexual harassment can’t be treated as a narrow issue separated from other forms of discrimination and inequity—we need to work across silos and have survivors at the center of innovating responses that advance culture change in the workplace and our communities.”


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