1099’ers are Now Covered by NY Sexual Harassment Law

If you’re being sexually harassed, subjected to unwelcome sexual attention, a hostile work environment due to your sex – up until April 2018, you wouldn’t be covered if you weren’t a W-2 employee.

Glamour Magazine asks Jack Tuckner: How should the average person handle sexual harassment at work?

Glamour Magazine for its Solidarity Issue of June/July 2018 reached out to Jack Tuckner, Esq. with the question — How should the average person handle sexual harassment at work?

NYS Sexual Harassment Law 2018 Revisions

Even if there is only one employee, one 1099 employee and that’s you, and you are being sexually harassed, you can fight back. Also under the same new revised law, effective July 2018, mandatory arbitration will no longer be mandatory for sexual harassment claims in New York.

NY now permits sexual harassment claims against small employers

If you are being sexually harassed and you work for an employer in New York, it doesn’t matter now how small your employer is. Even if there is only one employee, and you’re that employee, and you’re experiencing unwanted sexual attention – any kind of sexualizing conduct, or sexist hostility – you can now hold your employer accountable. And, if you prevail, you are entitled to your attorney fees for holding their feet to the fire.

NY Lowers Employee Threshold for Bringing Sexual Harassment Claims, and Enhances Remedies

If you work anywhere in New York and you’re experiencing unwelcome sexual attention in the workplace, it’s now illegal, even if you work for a tiny company and you’re the only employee.