Governor Hochul announces launch of statewide workplace sexual harassment hotline

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) – Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a statewide hotline, 1-800-HARASS-3 (1-800-427-2773), for workplace sexual harassment on Tuesday. The confidential hotline will connect workers with experienced pro-bono attorneys to assist them.

"Every worker deserves access to resources to protect themselves from sexual harassment," Governor Hochul said. "New York State has taken action to make the workplace safer, more respectful, and more collaborative, and we will never stop working to support survivors and eliminate the scourge of sexual harassment."

In March, Governor Hochul signed legislation to implement this hotline, as well as strengthening protections against retaliation for victims, and making it clear that all public employers are subject to the Human Rights Law.