NYC Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s Veto: Discrimination Against Unemployed Banned

more+
less-
more+
less-

As Speaker Christine Quinn promised, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a bill prohibiting discrimination against the unemployed. Beginning in June 2013 when the bill takes effect, New York City will become the first jurisdiction in the United States to allow unsuccessful job applicants to sue based on their protected status as unemployed.

The law prohibits employers with four or more employees and employment agencies from basing decisions regarding hiring, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment on an applicant’s unemployed status. An employer may consider an applicant’s unemployment status when hiring, but only if there is a substantial, job-related reason for doing so. Employers and employment agencies are also prohibited from publishing advertisements for any job vacancy in New York City which state or suggest that current employment is prerequisite for a position.

Additional details are available in our prior posts here and here.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Genova Burns LLC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×