WEA Article 3 – Collecting Attorney’s Fees in Sex Discrimination suits

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From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 3. Allowing for Attorney’s Fees in Employment, Credit, and Housing Sex Discrimination Cases (Senate Bill 5874) • NYS is one of 9 states (in the company of Mississippi and Alabama) that does not already allow successful discrimination defendants to recover attorney’s fees. •…

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WEA – Article 2

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From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 2. Ending Sexual Harassment on the job for Every Employee (Senate Bill 5873) Sexual harassment disproportionately affects women in the workplace. In 2011, women filed 75% of all sexual harassment complaints filed with the NYS Division of Human Rights. 83% of all EEOC…

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The Women’s Equality Act

At his 2013 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his ambitious support to codify the rights of all Women in State law.  The Act entitled the “Women’s Equality Act” or WEA, contains 10 provisions that support the rights and economic independence of women in New York State.…

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