On October 21, 2015, legislation (Laws of 2015, chapter 362) was signed that was designed to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace. In accordance with that law, the guidance documents listed below are published on the websites of the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) and the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR). They are part of a training initiative for New York State employers.
The legislation directed DOL and DHR to make training available to employers to help them develop policies, procedures, and their own training to address and eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, issues relating to pregnancy, familial status, pay equity and sexual harassment.