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1 NOTICE OF JOINT SENATE AND ASSEMBLY PUBLIC HEARING Sexual Harassment in the Workplace SUBJECT: PURPOSE: To examine sexual harassment issues in the workplace New York City Friday, May 24, 2019 10:00 AM Assembly Hearing Room 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor New York, New York 10007 Reported incidences of sexual harassment in th e workplace have increased over the past few ports of sexual harassment allegations have years. Social media and high-profile news re helped raise awareness, and brought this issue to the forefront of the nation’s attention. This issue impacts all employers and employees , throughout the State and the country. In 2018, the Legislature enacted a number of meas ures to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, including mandating that all employers in New York State have a sexual harassment policy, employee training, and a clear complaint and investigation process. Additional proposals are still under consideration in both houses of the Legislature. Earlier this year the Legislature held a hearing on this same topic. This hearing is a continuation of that conversation in order to hear addi tional witness testimony and explore further suggestions and recommendations on how to combat workplace sexual harassment. As people across the nation continue to discuss this issue, the Committees are interested in hearing from relevant stakeholders and engaging in a meaningful dialogue on this important topic. The purpose of this hearing is not to take individual harassment complaints. If you think you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you should contact the Division of Human Rights or visit its website at www.dhr.ny.gov to get information about your rights and available remedies. TEN (10) Oral testimony will be limited to minutes’ duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee staff as early as possible. copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration Twenty (20) desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements. In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the New York State Legislature, in accordance with its policies of non-discriminat ion on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has m ade its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to the Legislature’s facilities and activities. Julia Salazar Alessandra Biaggi James Skoufis Member of Senate Member of Senate Member of Senate Chair Chair Chair Committee on Committee on Investigations Committee on Ethics and Women’s Issues and Government Operations Internal Governance

2 Latrice Walker Michele Titus Marcos Crespo Member of Assembly Member of Assembly Member of Assembly Chair Chair Chair Task Force on Women’s Committee on Governmental Committee on Labor Issues Operations JOINT PUBLIC HEARING REPLY FORM Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, May 21, 2019, and mail, email or fax it to: Nic Rangel Aubree Heydrick Senior Counsel Senior Analyst Senate Committee on Ethics and Internal Assembly Committee on Labor Governance Room 520 - State Capitol Room 333 Mezz. - State Capitol Albany, New York 12248 Albany, New York 12248 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Phone: (518) 455-4311 Phone: (518) 455-2711 Fax: (518) 455-7095 Fax: (518) 426-6845 on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace to I plan to attend the following public hearing be conducted by the New York State Senate Committees on Investigations and Government Operations, Ethics and Governance, and Women’s Issues, the Assembly Committees on Governmental Operations and Labor, and the Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues on Friday, May 24, 2019. I plan to make a public statement at the hearing. My statement will be limited to 10 minutes, and I will answer any questions which may arise. I will provide 20 copies of my prepared statement. I will address my remarks to the following subjects: I do not plan to attend the above hearing. I would like to be added to the Committee mailing list for notices and reports. I would like to be removed from the Committee mailing list. Please specify I will require assistance and/or handicapped accessibility information. _________________________________________ the type of assistance required: _____________________________________________________________________ NAME: _____________________________________________________________________ TITLE: _____________________________________________________________________ ORGANIZATION: ____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL: ____________________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE: _______________________________________________________________ FAX TELEPHONE: ___________________________________________________________

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