On December 20, 2017, the United States Congress passed a tax bill which changed many provisions of the United States tax code. Many of those most prominent changes received extensive coverage by the press. One smaller provision, however, did not receive much attention, but has the potential to affect sexual harassment cases in a significant way. Today’s Long Island employment law blog discusses the so-called “Weinstein” provision in the new tax bill.
Sexual Harassment Cases
For many reasons, victims of sexual harassment are often reluctant to bring their stories to light and to seek justice for the abuse they faced. One of the reasons victims are reluctant is that sexual harassment cases are often he said, she said, so victims are afraid that they won’t be believed. Perhaps a more troubling reason is that victims are worried that by making their claims public, their careers and/or reputations will be hurt.