EEO - Discrimination: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) is generally more expansive than its federal counterparts. See Discrimination Under New York State Human Rights Law.
- New York City has a local ordinance, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), which also provides a cause of action for employment discrimination that is interpreted more broadly than the NYSHRL. See Discrimination Under New York City Law.
- The NYSHRL and NYCHRL make individuals liable for aiding and abetting discriminatory conduct. See Discrimination Under New York State Human Rights Law; Discrimination Under New York City Law.
- The NYSHRL and NYCHRL permit an aggrieved employee to elect between instituting either an administrative or civil action. See Procedural Timelines.
- New York City bans discrimination against the unemployed. See NYC Protects Unemployed Applicants.