Kristin Klein Wheaton, a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration practices, was quoted in an article for Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal discussing changes to New York State’s Human Rights Law that offers more harassment protection for workers.
In “Discrimination Law Changes Now In Play,” Kristin talks about how she believes there will be a rise in sexual harassment-related claims because claimants won’t have to pay filing fees anymore and how there seems to be a misconception among smaller companies that they won’t have to comply.
She added that she tells her clients who are employers to cover all forms of harassment in training sessions, such as what employers were required to annually establish before the Oct. 9 sexual harassment training deadline.
Read the full article here:
“Discrimination Law Changes Now In Play,” Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal, October 17, 2019
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Kristin Klein Wheaton:
A skilled problem solver with over 20 years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors, Kristin’s wide-ranging practice includes labor and employee relations, contract negotiations, and assisting clients with human resources and employment counseling, as well as the creation and maintenance of compliance policies and strategies for state and federal laws. These clients include municipal bodies, such as towns, villages, counties, law enforcement bodies, and public entities; long-term care facilities, colleges and universities, and nonprofits; and the full gamut of private sector employers, in fields from health care and hospitality to logistics and manufacturing.