The idea that we fundamentally have more things in common than we have differences; that it is important to cross borders of race, ethnicity, class, and geography; that no neighborhood is the preserve of any one racial, ethnic, or religious group; and that all forms of illegal discrimination must be fought, wherever and whenever they manifest themselves. Once upon a time, it was called the Civil Rights Movement.
The law expands protection against employment discrimination on the basis of arrest or criminal conviction. The key provision prohibits inquiries about arrests or convictions until a provisional...view
The City Human Rights Law has already protected survivors of domestic violence against discrimination in employment and mandated that reasonable accommodation be made for those survivors. This law...view
When protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was added to the City Human Rights Law in 1986, the price was a disclaimer clause to deal with irrational fears still held by...view
The law makes clear that courts are to develop an independent body of jurisdiction that is maximally protective of civil rights in all circumstances, that a goal of the City Human Rights Law is to...view
The law provides an explicit statutory basis for testing across all contexts of discrimination, makes explicit a cause of action for indirect discrimniation (imputing the protected class status of an...view