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How to File a Complaint

IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST...

The Human Rights Law protects individuals from discrimination based on their age, creed, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, conviction record, predisposing genetic characteristics, and familial status (in housing only). If you believe you have been discriminated against based on one of these traits or characteristics, you may have a valid complaint of unlawful discrimination.

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Spotlight on the Law

PROTECTION OF DOMESTIC WORKERS FROM HARASSMENT UNDER THE NYS HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

The New York State Human Rights Law provides protection from workplace harassment for domestic workers. Unlawful harassment includes sexual harassment, as well as harassment on the basis of gender, race, religion, or national origin. Domestic workers are also protected from retaliation by their employers for complaining of such harassment.

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Press Releases

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS TO IMPROVE BANKING SERVICES FOR CUSTOMERS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
June 2, 2014 | New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced agreements with 12 banks statewide that will guarantee accessible services to people with visual impairments. An investigation by the New York State Division of Human Rights concluded that many had failed to do so, finding that many of the banks did not have websites accessible to customers with visual impairments, did not provide documents in alternative formats, and had customer service representatives who were not prepared to provide information on accessibility features when contacted via telephone.

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