The NYC Commission on Human Rights periodically hosts hearings to gain an opportunity to hear directly from members of the public on their experiences and concerns on specific types of discrimination. The hearings include testimony from dozens of New Yorkers from all walks of life and professional industries.
The Commission invited public input on its proposed rules which provide for exceptions to Local Law 91 of 2019, which generally prohibits pre-employment testing for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (often called “THC”). The Commission held an online hearing on April 16, 2020, to receive public testimony on the proposed rules. The hearing was hosted at https://join.me/CCHR-Public-Hearing and began at 10:00 am. Two members of the public attended; however no one offered any testimony. The hearing closed at approximately 10:22 am.
The Commission invited public input on potential exceptions to Local Law 91 of 2019, which generally prohibits pre-employment testing for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (often called “THC”). The hearing was held at 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10007.
The Commission held the agency's first-ever public hearing on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination.
For the first time in 40 years, the Commission held a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace. A report with policy recommendations based on this hearing was released on April 25, 2018.