Andrew Cuomo Signed Bill Lowering Standards For Proving Misconduct

Andrew Cuomo Signed Bill Lowering Standards of Misconduct

(RepublicanPress.org) – New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is currently under investigation by the FBI and the US Attorney’s office for New York’s Eastern District related to his handling of the COVID-19 and nursing homes. On March 1, New York’s attorney general appointed a special counsel to investigate mounting allegations of sexual harassment lodged against Cuomo.

Ironically, Cuomo signed a bill a couple of years ago lowering the standards for proving sexual misconduct. As The Washington Free Beacon reported on March 3, that bill will likely work against him regarding the harassment allegations.

Signed into law in 2019, the bill dramatically decreased the bar for successfully prosecuting harassment claims. For instance, it said the behavior in question did not have to be “severe or pervasive.” All it has to do is rise about the level of “petty slights” and minor “inconveniences” to qualify as unlawful harassment.

A New York employment attorney told The Free Beacon that harassment could be as simple as a male supervisor asking a female worker out to lunch if doing so made her feel uncomfortable.

It appears that Cuomo’s days in office may be numbered. Ironically, it wasn’t that long ago that Democrats were talking about him becoming president one day.

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