NYC Holds First Workplace Sexual Harassment Hearing In Over 40 Years
NYC Holds First Workplace Sexual Harassment Hearing in Over 40 Years
NOW-NYC held a protest outside of the 94th Precinct to call for all rapes to be taken seriously and to issue a series of demands to the NYPD. Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
New York City held its first hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace in more than 40 years amid a wave of sexual assault allegations against high-profile public figures.
In the 1970s, then-Human Rights Commissioner Eleanor Holmes Norton, a 14-term D.C. Democratic congresswoman, held the first public hearings on issues related to women in the workplace in the country. That subsequently propelled a national …