(RightIsRight.co) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has always pushed a progressive Democrat agenda. Now that multiple allegations of sexual harassment are against him, a law that he signed in 2019 about this very issue may bring him down.
On August 12, 2019, Cuomo changed the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) to protect employees from harassment and discrimination. Rather than having to prove the alleged misconduct was “severe and pervasive,” victims need only show the potential harassment was more than “petty slights” and “trivial inconsequences.”
When comparing this law to the allegations against the New York Governor, it appears he is in hot water. Cuomo’s first accuser, Lindsey Boylan, accused the governor of touching her on her “lower back, arms, and legs” and asked her to play strip poker. Other accusers said he repeatedly asked personal questions about their lives and that the governor tried to kiss them on the mouth.
The Washington Free Beacon further details how Cuomo’s own bill may be his downfall:
Before he was accused of sexual harassment, @NYGovCuomo signed a bill that dramatically lowered the bar for proving harassment claims.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 3, 2021
The irony of Cuomo’s push for healthy work environments is not lost on us. Perhaps rather than writing these new laws, Cuomo should have checked his own actions to ensure he was above board in the sexual harassment department. But, hopefully, his own law will teach him a lesson now.
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