NYC Council Overrides Veto Of Unemployed Job Bias Bill

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of legislation preventing companies from dissuading unemployed job applicants from applying for open positions and giving victims of such discrimination a right to sue for damages.

The bill, 814-A, prohibits city employers from basing hiring, compensation or employment terms and privileges on an applicant's unemployment status.

"We sending a very strong message from this council," Upper Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito told reporters after the 43-4 override vote.

The legislation also bars employers...
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