The new rules define discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment and housing. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants. – Gregg W. Morris
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Citywide Ad Campaign to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Campaign follows a more than 40 percent increase in sexual harassment claims at the Commission over the last two years.
A Victory for Patients with Disabilities: New York Commission on Human Rights Reaches Settlement with Lenox Hill Radiology Regardiing Its Failure To Provide Equal Access to Mammograms
The settlement follows an investigation into allegations of discrimination for failure to accommodate patients with disabilities. As part of the settlement agreement, the NYC Commission on Human Rights is requiring Lenox Hill Radiology to modify the front and interior of its building at 61 East 77th Street in Manhattan to make it accessible to people with disabilities; provide equipment in line with the U.S. Access Board’s accessibility standards to ensure that mammography machines are accessible; change internal scheduling, communications, and equipment purchasing policies citywide; and train staff at all its New York City locations to better accommodate patients with disabilities.
New York Commission on Human Rights Charges Wheelchair Assistance Contractor at JFK International Airport for Violating the NYC Human Rights Law by Repeatedly Discriminating Against Muslim Employees
Edited by Gregg Morris, February 7, 2017 The NYC Commission on Human Rights announced charges January 25 against Pax Assist Inc., a wheelchair assistance service at JFK International Airport, with violating the NYC Human Rights Law for discriminating against Muslim…
City Agencies, Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Organizations Join Forces For a #Onenewyork Day of Action: Protecting Our Muslim Communities
Consumer Affairs, Immigrant Affairs and Human Rights, along with Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Partners, Conduct Outreach to Reassure and Educate Muslim New Yorkers about City Protections and Resources On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 a.m. (press conference at…