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Tag Archives: New York Human Rights Law

New York Court of Appeals Holds that Out-of-State Entities Can be Liable for Aiding and Abetting Discrimination Under the New York Human Rights Law

Posted in Employment Discrimination, New York Law
Out-of-state entities with the power to dictate a New York employer’s hiring and retention policies take notice:  you can be subject to liability under the New York Human Rights Law (“NYHRL”) if you “aid and abet” discrimination against individuals who have a prior criminal conviction, even if you are not the direct employer of those individuals. … Continue Reading

Division of Human Rights Adopts Regulation Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Relationship or Association

Posted in Employment Discrimination, New York Law
On May 18, the New York State Division of Human Rights adopted a new regulation prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s relationship or association with a member of a protected category covered by the New York Human Rights Law.  The proposed rule was published in the State Register on March 9.  The agency did not receive… Continue Reading

New York Amends Human Rights Law to Protect Unpaid Interns

Posted in Employment Discrimination, Harassment, New York Law, Retaliation
On July 22, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that amends the New York Human Rights Law by adding a new Section 296-c entitled, “Unlawful discriminatory practices relating to interns.”  The amendment prohibits employers from discriminating against unpaid interns and prospective interns on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex,… Continue Reading

New York Court of Appeals Holds That the Division of Human Rights Lacks Jurisdiction Over Discrimination and Harassment Complaints Filed by Public School Students

Posted in New York Law
Employers in New York are well aware that the state agency that has jurisdiction over employment discrimination and harassment claims under the New York Human Rights Law (“NYRHL”) is the New York State Division of Human Rights (“Division”). The Division also has jurisdiction under the NYHRL to investigate and adjudicate certain other types of discrimination claims… Continue Reading

New York’s Highest Court Limits Ability of Non-Residents to Sue Under New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws

Posted in Employment Discrimination
In a 4-3 decision, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on July 1, 2010, that a non-resident cannot sue his employer under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws, unless he can demonstrate that the alleged discriminatory conduct had an impact within the State or City of New York.… Continue Reading