NYC Human Rights Law

NYC Human Rights Law is the subject of the featured panel discussion at the June General Membership meeting

Thursday, June 4th at St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex, 83 Christopher St. at 7:00 PM


UPDATE:  MINUTES

A distinguished panel assembled by VID’s own Alison G. Greenberg, Esq. will discuss the NYC Human Rights Law’s political, legal and practical implications for workers.

According to Fair Play Legislation, a website that covers this subject:

We have already made substantial progress, especially after the Local Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2005 insisted that judges honor the uniquely broad and remedial purposes of the local New York City Human Rights Law. Despite the failure of the Human Rights Commission to use the administrative enforcement route effectively, civil rights attorneys have been quite successful in vindicating the law in court.

This is a unique moment to consolidate and expand our gains and to protect against reactionary forces that are always looking to roll back the law.

On April 20th of this year New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed a pair of bills designed to enhance the City Human Rights Commission’s investigative and enforcement efforts in the areas of employment and housing discrimination. But is this the only remedy?

Panelists:

Craig Gurian, Esq.Executive Director, Anti-Discrimination Center and Director of Advocacy, Fair Play Legislation

Daniela Nanau, Esq., of Law Offices of Daniela Nanau, P.C. and Member of NELA/NY