Gov. Hochul signs bills to combat sexual harassment in workplace

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Gov. Hochul was in New York City Wednesday morning to sign several bills combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

"My administration has cleaned house. This is a new day in New York. As I said on the first day, that everyone has the right to a safe, secure workplace where they are valued and respected," said Hochul.

One of the bills will create a toll-free confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. Another closes a loophole, so now state and public employers are subject to the Human Rights Law.

Hochul added this is just the beginning, there are a series of bills dealing with workplace protections for women that are on her desk.