Sexual Harassment

Mike Groll / AP

A state assemblyman has been sanctioned by the Assembly Ethics Committee for allegedly sexually harassing a staff member. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin denies the charges and has asked for a criminal investigation of the ethics committee itself. 

Hans Pennink / AP

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says, “There’s no tolerance for harassment in the workplace.” This follows revelations that a former state official paid $50,000 to a woman who says he sexually harassed her.

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