The “While Black” campaign addresses some common forms of discrimination that Black people face while doing everyday activities, affirms the rights of all Black New Yorkers to live their lives free of bias, and provides information on how to report discrimination to the Commission.
The Commission's new "You Have Rights NYC" testimonial video series has been designed to highlight prominent examples of successful outcomes achieved through law enforcement action by the agency. The videos educate the public on real experiences of discrimination told in first person by New Yorkers who got justice thanks to reaching out to the Commission.
NYC Commission on Human Rights’ first Public Artist In Residence (PAIR) Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackling gender-based street harassment has amassed international attention, is unveiling this fall a series of citywide street art projects addressing anti-black racism and gender-based harassment.
In June 2018, the Commission released a report summarizing the findings of a survey in which the agency surveyed 3,105 Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish, and Sikh New Yorkers about their experiences of bias harassment, discrimination, and acts of hate between July 2016 and late 2017, a timeframe that encapsulates the aftermath of the Republican National Convention and Federal announcements threatening these and other communities, including a travel ban affecting Muslim majority countries and the ending of both the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for millions of immigrants living in the United States.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights is the City agency that enforces and educates on the City Human Rights Law, one of the most robust civil rights laws in the nation. Under the NYC Human Rights Law, it is illegal to discriminate based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender. Discrimination because of gender includes discrimination based on gender identity or expression, or being intersex.
It's not just a joke, a hug, or flirting. It's sexual harassment and it's illegal in the workplace. Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace can report it to the Commission - and can even report anonymously.
Effective October 31, 2017, it is illegal in New York City for employers to ask about a job applicant's salary history during the hiring process, including in advertisements, on applications, or in interviews.
If you experience discrimination in New York City based on your religion, race, color, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, or other protected category under the City Human Rights Law, you can file a complaint with the NYC Commission on Human Rights. In New York City, You DO Have The Right. Learn your protections and take action today.
Women in New York City are protected from discrimination and harassment by the City Human Rights Law and the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Issues and areas such as pregnancy, caregiver status, or status as a survivor of domestic violence are all protected, ensuring that women and girls can live safely and free from discrimination.
Discriminatory harassment is threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or violence that interferes with a person's civil or constitutional rights; and is motivated in part by that person's actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or alienage or citizenship status or other protected status.
In New York City, the Human Rights Law protects victims of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking against discrimination. Victims of abuse should not be victimized further by being discriminated against in housing or employment.
New York City is one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world. With more than 8.4 million residents, people of every faith, race, and ethnicity live and work side by side. Millions of people adhering to some religion or faith call New York City home, including thousands of Muslims with diverse backgrounds. They, like New Yorkers of every faith, contribute to the unique and rich cultural diversity for which New York City is universally known. They deserve to live and work free from discrimination and harassment.