Rozic Statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Proposal to Combat Sexual Harassment

January 3, 2018

Albany, NY – In response to the Governor’s proposal to combat sexual harassment announced during his 2018 State of the State address, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) issued the following statement:

“The Governor’s focus on combatting sexual harassment in the workplace sends a strong message that New York will be taking appropriate and urgent steps to respond with meaningful policy solutions. With multiple proposals now at the forefront of this year’s legislative priorities, I look forward to working with my colleagues to determine the most effective measures that will put an end to the culture of sexual harassment in the workplace, empower survivors, and hold abusers accountable.”

Last Fall, Rozic authored and introduced legislation in the Assembly (A8752) to protect models in the fashion industry for sexual and other forms of harassment. The bill followed months of research coordinated with the Model Alliance, a research and policy organization that advocates for labor rights for models and other workers in the fashion industry. She has also introduced legislation (A8765/S6382A) with State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) that would prohibit employers from utilizing non-disclosure agreements to conceal incidents of sexual harassment.