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.