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Important Law Update NY Employers: NYSHRL Now Prohibits Discrimination Of Hairstyles

Important Law Update NY Employers: NYSHRL Now Prohibits Discrimination Of Hairstyles

NYSHRL Now Prohibits Discrimination, NYSHRL, ny, employer law, employers, hairstyles, Discrimination

IMPORTANT LAW UPDATE FOR ALL EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK STATE

● Effective July 12, 2019, the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) was amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hairstyles or traits associated with race.

■ Traits historically associated with race include, but are not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists.

● This amendment to NYSHRL prohibits employers from having policies on braids, locks and other hairstyles relating to one’s race.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other labor and employment law matter, please contact an attorney at Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C. at 516-228-3131.

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