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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

NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS RULES IN FAVOR OF FEMALE EMPLOYEES IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES
July 10, 2012 | New York

The New York State Division of Human Rights recently issued two orders in favor of female employees subjected to egregious sexual harassment in the workplace. The victims were awarded a combined total of almost $200,000 in damages. The decisions also require both employers to pay civil fines and penalties and implement formal anti-discrimination policies and reporting mechanisms for employees who believe they are being discriminated against.

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