Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis and other members of the New York City Commission on Human Rights senior staff periodically testify before the City Council on issues involving the Commission and the NYC Human Rights Law.
"February marked my third year as Commissioner and Chairperson at the Commission, and I am excited to be with you today to share some of what we’ve accomplished over the course of 2017. In a year that saw the City, like jurisdictions across the country, attempting to orient itself to a new and troubling federal reality, I am happy to report that the Commission has continued to build upon its legacy of leadership in civil and human rights, and has fought, every day, to meet the challenges of our times."
"Over the past three years, under my leadership, the Commission has been particularly aggressive on sexual harassment cases. Gender-based discrimination is consistently one of the most common forms of employment discrimination the Commission investigates. In 2017, claims of gender-based discrimination were the top discrimination area of complaint in employment, with 117 claims, or 17% of all employment-related claims. In the last two years, sexual harassment claims at the Commission increased by 43 percent over the previous two years. Since 2015, the Commission has secured over $1.4 million in penalties and damages for sexual harassment cases." Read the Full Testimony
"I want to thank California State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson and her staff for inviting me to speak about the sexual harassment standard in New York City, and I’m honored to testify today before the California Senate Judiciary Committee and Select Committee on Women, Work & Families at this joint informational hearing re-examining the legal standard for sexual harassment in the State of California." Read Full Testimony