On April 26, 2013, the Second Circuit held that New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") claims must be analyzed separately from federal and state discrimination claims and that the severe or pervasive standard of liability...more
In 2005, New York City passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Given the language and legislative history of these amendments, many courts have since recognized that...more
On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council expanded the scope of the New York City Human Rights Law’s already-broad anti-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination based upon a prospective employee’s employment...more
The New York City Council recently enacted a law, over Mayor Bloomberg's veto, that prohibits discrimination against the unemployed in New York City. Other jurisdictions - such as the District of Columbia, New Jersey and...more
The "unemployed" are now a protected class in New York City, with the rights and protections associated with that classification.
On May 15, 2012, the New York City Council proposed Int. #0857-2012 (the Proposal), which would amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit discrimination against job applicants and employees based on their...more
The New York City Council continues to grow the chasm that exists between New York City employment law and its state and federal counterparts. Specifically, on March 13, 2013, the council overwhelmingly enacted (by a 43-4...more
On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a new Local Law that amends the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to prohibit discrimination against job applicants based on their...more
In a recent decision from the Appellate Division, First Department, a unanimous panel reinstated claims asserted by three plaintiffs under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). The plaintiffs in Hernandez, et al. v....more
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