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Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

08/27/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Women’s Equality Bills Reintroduced In N.Y. Senate After Failure Last Year

A series of bills dubbed the Women’s Equality Act were reintroduced Tuesday in the New York State Senate, after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late-term abortion proposal.

05/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surrounded by elected officials and advocates for interns as he signed a bill protecting interns April 15, 2014, at City Hall. (credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns From Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.

04/15/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York Assembly Pays $205K To Firm For Sexual Harassment Reform, Probes

A spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the firm was retained by the Ethics Committee as part of reforms announced in May.

02/25/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Assemblymen Must Deny Harassment Allegations Or Resign

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that if two state lawmakers are guilty of sexual harassment claims against them, they need to resign.

12/31/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo To CBS Station: Upstate Lawmaker Should Resign If Sex Harassment Claims Are True

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this weekend said an upstate assemblyman should resign if a series of graphic sexual harassment allegations against him turn out to be true.

12/22/2013

Jenny Hannigan (left) with attorney Amy Marion (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Woman Claims Nassau County Police Officer Sexually Assaulted Her In Patrol Car

Jenny Hannigan, who is now 27, said the incident happened in June 2011 after she was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

10/21/2013

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Reports: Judge Rules Unpaid Interns Can’t File Sex Harassment Suits

A federal judge has ruled that unpaid interns do not have the legal standing to bring sexual harassment claims against their employers, according to published reports.

10/09/2013

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High School Dean Accused Of Having Sex With, Harassing Students

A dean at a high school in Hell’s Kitchen has resigned, after investigators said he had sex with four students – one of them 16 years old.

07/30/2013

Katie Chaput (credit: handout)

L.I. Woman Says She Was Wrongfully Fired After Rejecting Ex-Boss’ Sexual Advances

Katie Chaput, 22, of Levittown, said the 70-year-old podiatrist invited her to dinner to discuss a raise and began groping her at the restaurant.

07/18/2013

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

MLB Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy For Harassment Based On Sexual Orientation

Two years ago, baseball added sexual discrimination language into its collective bargaining agreement with players. Now, the organization is taking additional steps to make the policy clear.

07/16/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker Silver

A taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.

06/22/2013

Vito Lopez

Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 Fine

A state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.

06/11/2013

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