Sexual assault is a crime. When it occurs within the workplace or at a work event, it is also an extreme form of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of employment discrimination that violates federal, State, and local law in New York. Employers are required to take steps to prevent sexual harassment and, if sexual harassment is reported, to take immediate action to address the situation. Moreover, an employee who reports sexual harassment is legally protected against retaliation from her, his or their employer.