New Anti-Discrimination Rules in New York

Discrimination can unfortunately manifest itself in many different forms in modern society and can range from, among other things, discrimination based upon race, religion, age, familial status and/or disability. Federal, State and local laws have for several decades attempted to redress past wrongs and prevent future discrimination by imposing, often times, severe penalties against those who discriminate against individuals in the workplace, or in the context of public accommodations and landlord/tenant relationships. Recently, New York City has revised its anti-discrimination laws contained within the New York City Human Rights Law, enacting new guidelines with respect to gender-identity discrimination.

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