Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

About The Campaign

The NYC Commission on Human Rights launched this citywide campaign, which includes ads, a PSA video, and community events, so that all New Yorkers can know how the Law defines, and protects against, sexual harassment. Find advertisements across social media, the LinkNYC network, subway carts, bus terminals, posters in your community, and online across various websites and the Google network - and connect with the Commission on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to ensure you're up-to-date on all things human rights in New York City.

Commission Releases Report Based on 2017 Workplace Sexual Harassment Public Hearing Testimony

For the first time in 40 years, the Commission in December 2017 held a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace. The hearing included testimony from dozens of New Yorkers from all walks of life on how sexual harassment has affected them and their workplace. A report with policy recommendations based on this hearing was released on April 25, 2018.

View Video of the Hearing in its entirety below, See Photos, or Read the transcript.

It's Against The Law

The NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the nation, protects against discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment.  Under the Law, any unwanted sexual behavior is unlawful, including but not limited to touching, crude jokes, and lewd comments.

Sexual Harassment Unit

In Summer 2018, the Commission will launch a new Sexual Harassment Unit, the first of its kind in the nation.  This unit will focus specifically on sexual harassment in the private sector, and will have a staff dedicated to helping victims of sexual harassment and bringing violators to justice.

You're not in this alone. Report It. End It.

Report Sexual Harassment

If you experience sexual harassment at work, contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights to report it at (718) 722-3131 or you can report it anonymously here. Unsure about filing a complaint? Feel free to read this blog post that can help you understand the complaint process when filing a complaint of sexual harassment with the Commission.

Get Help and Information with these Resources

Women in NYC Fact Sheet for Download

Instructions on Reporting Sexual Harassment

  • Medium Blog: "If It Happens to You, Report It: Victims of Sexual Harassment Can Get Justice in NYC

Women's Rights Brochure

Protection for Women Fact Sheet

 Press Release and Campaign Announcement




  • Read the Commission testimony before City Councll on the agency's strong legal enforcement of sexual harassment protections, and proposed legislation to further expand those protections.

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