Discrimination Frequently Asked Questions
The New York State Human Rights Law prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating against an employee because of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or disability.
Some local laws may provide additional protections against discrimination, for example protection against discrimination on account of an arrest or conviction record.
For more information about illegal discrimination, contact a private attorney or:
the NY Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau at (212) 416-8250, at Civil Rights Bureau to access English and Spanish complaint forms ; or
the New York State Division of Human Rights (718-741-8400 or http://www.dhr.state.ny.us); or
the New York City Commission on Human Rights (if you work in New York City) (212-306-5070) or http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/; or
the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at (800) 669-4000 http://www.eeoc.gov/.