New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into the Weinstein Co., seeking information on whether officials at the company violated state or city civil rights laws.
“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear. If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know,” Scheiderman said in a statement.
A person familiar with the investigation said that the Attorney General’s civil rights bureau issued a subpoena on Monday seeking “all documents, records, and correspondence related to all complaints, whether formal or informal, relating to sexual harassment or other discrimination on the basis of gender or age, against any employee or management employee.”
They are also seeking information on how a complaint “was handled, whether a formal investigation was initiated — including why and why not — and all records relating to a resulting settlement and/or other disposition.”