The New York City Commission on Human Rights has just released a Human Rights Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression. The Guidance defines eight categories of discriminatory conduct in employment, public accommodations, and housing and provides examples of violations that, in some cases, treat as illegal decisions or behaviors that would generally be considered perfectly lawful under federal law. Accordingly, any employer or business with operations in New York City should familiarize its management employees with the strict requirements of these new Guidelines. Those employers and businesses may find it prudent to adopt NYCHRL-compliant policies on a company-wide basis.
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- Understanding New York Regulations Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity, Transgender Status, or Gender Dysphoria (Littler Mendelson)
- Five Suggestions to Create a Transgender-Inclusive Workplace (Foley & Lardner LLP)
- NYC Commission on Human Rights Issues Guidelines on Transgender Discrimination (Proskauer Rose LLP)