Hochul lays down the law about state workplace bullying, discrimination

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Hochul at Dutchess County Airport (c) Mid Hudson News (file photo)

ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul Monday announced new initiatives aimed at ushering in a new era in state government and within the Executive Chamber. 

In a video message sent to all state workers, the governor reaffirmed her commitment to a workplace free of bullying and discrimination, and informed workers about how to file a complaint of unlawful harassment or discrimination. 

Hochul also announced new initiatives aimed at creating a safe, respectful workplace in the Executive Chamber including retaining an independent firm to investigate all claims of workplace discrimination or harassment, mandating all Chamber employees take part in in-person trainings, and setting up a new Human Resources department within the Executive Chamber.

“From the moment I took office, I’ve made it a priority to radically change the culture in Albany politics and promote a respectful and collaborative environment as we serve the people of New York,” the governor. “Everyone has the right to a workplace completely free of unlawful discrimination or harassment. The new measures we are implementing in the Executive Chamber and across state government mark a major step forward in ensuring New Yorkers get the leadership they deserve from public servants at the highest levels.”