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Oct 08, 2019

5 Workplace Discrimination Examples Based on Immigration Status and National Origin

Last month, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) adopted enforcement guidance on its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived “alienage and citizenship status” and “national origin.” The NYCCHR highlighted the following demographics of our city’s melting pot:

  • Approximately 3.2 million residents (37% of the city’s population) were born outside of the country
  • More than 50% of children in the city have a foreign-born parent
  • Approximately 60% of residents in the city live with at least one immigrant in the household
  • With hundreds of languages spoken throughout the five boroughs, New York is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world
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May 14, 2014

New Jersey Inching Closer to Another Law Prohibiting Employer Discrimination Against the Unemployed

In 2011, Governor Christie signed into law a bill making it illegal (with certain exceptions) for an employer or an employer’s designee to “knowingly or purposefully publish, in print or on the Internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy in this State” which states that a requirement for the job is the applicant’s current employment or that the employer will not consider or review an application for employment from any job applicant who is currently unemployed.  » Read More

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