QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following in response to questions about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s multi-pronged agenda that targets sexual harassment in the workplace:

“A settlement should not compel silence in perpetuity and preclude further accountability for harassers enabled by that very silence. This multi-pronged proposal is a thoughtful, important step toward restoring legitimacy and control on the survivor’s terms, and is an unequivocal statement on New York’s zero tolerance for sexual harassment, at least in the workplace.”

Previously, Borough President Katz served in the New York State Assembly from 1994-1999 representing Forest Hills, Rego Park, Middle Village and Glendale, as well as in the New York City Council from 2002-2009 representing Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, South Elmhurst and Richmond Hill.

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