NYC's Jobless Face Uphill Battle In Proving Hiring Bias

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A new law giving jobless New Yorkers the right to sue city businesses who hire only from the ranks of the employed has the defense bar worried about a stampede into court, but plaintiffs' lawyers say such cases will be tough to win because plaintiffs must prove what motivated an employer not to hire them.

Their divergent comments came after the New York City Council on Wednesday decisively smacked down a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with an override vote, passing the law banning businesses from...
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