NY Bill Would Extend Anti-Bias Protections To Interns

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- New York state legislators introduced a bill last week extending the protections of anti-discrimination laws to interns, days after a New York federal judge ruled that a college student could not sue the media company where she interned over alleged sexual harassment because a New York City civil rights law didn't apply to workers in unpaid roles.

The proposed legislation, put forward by Democratic state lawmakers on Oct. 15, would make it illegal to discriminate against interns on the basis of gender, race, age, sexual orientation,...
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