Unemployed Job-Seekers: NYC's Next Protected Class?

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT) -- On March 28, 2012, legislation was introduced before the New York City Council that, if enacted, will extend employment discrimination protections to unemployed job seekers.

In a climate of persistently high unemployment rates and many discouraged — and disgruntled — jobless persons, it should come as no surprise that, along with New York City, legislatures across the nation are considering drastic measures. Some of these laws have even passed.

A year ago, New Jersey was the first state out of the gate when it enacted legislation...
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