New York City, NY: New Protected Categories Centered on Reproductive Choice

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All Employers with 4 or more New York City, NY Employees

EFFECTIVE

May 20, 2019

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(888) 378-2456

The New York City Council recently voted to amend the NYC Human Rights Law to include “sexual and other reproductive health decisions” to its list of protected classes. The amendment prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on their sexual and reproductive health decisions, defined as “any decision by an individual to receive services, which are arranged for or offered or provided to individuals relating to sexual and reproductive health, including the reproductive system and its functions.”  Examples of such services include, but are not limited to, fertility-related procedures; STD prevention, testing, or treatment; family planning services or counseling; birth control drugs or sterilization treatments; emergency contraception; pregnancy testing; or abortion.

Action Items

  1. Have anti-discrimination policies and training materials updated for compliance with the new requirements.
  2. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

Disclaimer: This document is designed to provide general information and guidance concerning employment-related issues. It is presented with the understanding that ManagEase is not engaged in rendering any legal opinions. If a legal opinion is needed, please contact the services of your own legal adviser.

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