Reminder: “Unemployment” Status Is A Protected Category Under New York City Human Rights Law Effective June 11, 2013

As we previously covered in the March 20, 2013 issue of the New York eAuthority, New York City now recognizes “unemployment” status as a protected class under the New York City Human Rights Law. Given the narrow and fact-specific exceptions, covered employers doing business in New York City should, to the extent possible, amend their interview guidelines and job postings to omit references to “unemployment” status. We will continue to monitor any case filings under this new law.

Note: This article was published in the June 2013 issue of the New York eAuthority.

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