Update on NYS sexual harassment prevention model

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September 15, 2022

Legal Momentum's Senior Attorney for Economic Empowerment, Seher Khawaja, was interviewed by ABC News 10 about New York State's Model Sexual Harassment Policy following her expert testimony at the Department of Labor's public hearing on the policy. 


“But when we bring in leaders, oftentimes we’re not looking at do they value diversity and inclusion, how do they treat every member of the workforce? Because that really does matter, you know,” said Seher Khawaja, a Senior Attorney at Legal Momentum.


Khawaja says New York must change the workplace culture by highlighting a value in diversity and equity. One way this can be done is by asking tough questions during the hiring process, “You have all of these qualifications, but do you treat your workforce with respect and I think that oftentimes we hear that behind the scenes, people in positions of power lack that broader respect.”