In New York, if you are an independent contractor or consultant for a company, you are protected from sexual harassment or any other kind of discrimination.
Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
April 6, 2020
Here is a list of resources you might find helpful.
NOTE: If you were collecting your UI benefits and they ran out, you might want to reapply. Benefits have been extended by 13 weeks, so you may qualify.
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave in New York
Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Impacted New Yorkers
NY Paid Family Leave has expanded protections.
GetCoveredNYC helps New Yorkers enroll in health insurance with dedicated specialists who can assist you in your language. Under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), there are many low- or no-cost health insurance options for New Yorkers.
Tenant Rights for tenants with COVID-19
Domestic Rights & Assault
NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence help
Assault and abuse hotline for protection
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault hotline for help
Department of Labor Complaints
Department of Labor COVID-19 Complaints. Know if you are considered ‘essential’ and what rights you have during this time.