2016 Testimony

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.

December 13, 2016 testimony - Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives Brittny Saunders before the City Council Committee on Civil Rights
"It is my pleasure to join you this morning to testify in support of Intro 1253, which would amend the City’s administrative code to prohibit an employer from inquiring about or relying on a prospective employee’s salary history when determining the salary to be offered to that individual." Read Full Testimony

May 4, 2016 testimony - Special Counsel Dana Sussman before the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
“The Commission is happy to testify here today with our partners at HPD, to discuss the work the Commission is doing to address discrimination in housing, and specifically with respect to housing discrimination on the basis of age and/or disability.”  Read Full Testimony

March 7, 2016 testimony - Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis before the City Council Committee on Civil Rights
“When I testified at this time last year, I did so having been at the Commission for only about three weeks. A lot has changed since then, and I am happy to describe the agency’s transformation over the past year. I am also in a better position to address many of the issues raised at last year’s budget hearing.”  Read Full Testimony

January 14, 2016 testimony - Special Counsel Dana Sussman before the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
“The Commission is happy to testify here today with our partners at DOB, as this bill aligns with the work the Commission is doing to make the City a more inclusive place for transgender and gender non-conforming people.” Read Full Testimony