electronic communications

A new law, which amends the New York Civil Rights Law, will require New York employers to provide notice before monitoring employee electronic communications. The amendment takes effect on May 7, 2022.New Requirements for New York Employers Engaged in Electronic Monitoring to Come Into Effect May 7, 2022

What does the new law require for employers?

The new law requires that New York employers fulfill three requirements before electronically monitoring

Many employers have implemented policies and procedures to protect employees from harassment in the electronic work space in an effort to limit liability.

EEOC statistics suggest that claims of unlawful harassment through electronic communications, including emails, pornographic websites, and sexual comments on social media and blogs make up an increasing percentage of sexual harassment charges