A Look At The Toughest Unemployment Discrimination Law

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Employers in New York City are just beginning to grip the scope of a new law that gives job applicants protection from unemployment discrimination.[1] Set to take effect June 11, 2013, the law was enacted by the city council on March 13 when it overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto. The law, which amends the New York City Human Rights Law, governs both advertisements for jobs as well as the hiring process.

It prohibits employers from advertising job vacancies in any manner that makes current employment a prerequisite for consideration or states that unemployed candidates will not be considered for the position. The...

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