Buffalo News: New York Bill Aims to Protect Interns Against Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Today Liz announced her introduction of legislation to protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. The Buffalo News‘ Tom Precious reports:

Days after a federal judge said an unpaid intern did not have the same protections as paid employees against workplace sexual harassment, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation to end what has been described as a dangerous loophole in the state’s human rights laws. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, wants to end sexual harassment episodes in which employers have escaped without penalty solely because the victim was an intern.

Read more at the Buffalo News website, see Liz’s press release, or look up the bill on the Open Legislation.