This workshop introduces participants to basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Specific topics include prohibited discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes under each of these areas are described in detail.
Recent additions to protected classes in employment under The Law are discussed, including the Stop Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Chance Act and status as a caregiver. New protections and reasonable housing accommodations for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses and stalking are introduced.
Mandated requirements to provide reasonable accommodations by employers and providers for people with disabilities, pregnant women, victims of domestic violence and persons following religious observances are covered. Throughout the workshop, fostering understanding and respect among the City’s diverse communities is emphasized.