New York: Statewide Gender Identity and Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law Passed
All Employers with NY Employees
February 24, 2019
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While New York City expands protections for sexual and reproductive health decisions, New York State also made a move to expand the list of protected categories set forth in the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Specifically, the state legislature passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which adds “gender identity or expression” to the list of protected classes under the NYSHRL. Discrimination, including workplace discrimination, based on a person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, appearance, behavior, expression, or other gender-related characteristics are prohibited.
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