EEO - Discrimination: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: James Anelli and Robert Pettigrew, LeClairRyan
- 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.
- The NYSHRL makes individuals liable for aiding and abetting discriminatory conduct. See Discrimination Under New York State Human Rights Law
- The NYSHRL permits an aggrieved employee to elect between instituting either an administrative or civil action. See Procedural Timelines.
- New York State has a strong equal pay law in place. See Equal Pay.
- Localities including Albany County, Binghamton, New York City and Westchester County have local requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.