Report: NY Senate Missed Sexual Harassment Training Deadline

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October 09, 2019 - 7:33 pm
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ALBANY (WCBS 880) — Tuesday was the deadline for all New York workers to have completed sexual harassment training mandated by state law.

However, according to a Politico report, the state Senate – which approved the requirement – has yet have legislators complete the necessary training.

In fact, the report claims that state lawmakers and their staff has not had to undergo training since March 2018.

The new measure requiring the training for all public and private-sector workers in New York was signed into law in April 2018.

While the legislation gave all employers until Oct. 9, 2019 to have employees complete sexual harassment training, a spokesman for Senate Democrats say lawmakers and staffers will be in compliance if they complete the requirement by the end of the year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office also did not provide details for his or his office’s sexual harassment training, but a spokesperson said the governor was up-to-date.