NYC Council OKs Bill To Protect Interns From Discrimination

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to amend the city's human rights law, extending the protections of workplace anti-discrimination laws to unpaid interns and giving them the right to sue for alleged violations.

Passed in a 50-0 vote, the legislation will prohibit employers from discriminating against interns on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking.

The bill, primarily sponsored...
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