New York Employment Discrimination

Employment laws govern the relationship between employers and employees, individual contracts, wages, work hours, rules governing collective bargaining agreements, and protection against discrimination. The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, or color. Both federal and state employees are protected against discrimination under the Civil Rights Act and the Executive Law of the State of New York. By the enactment of the Americans with disabilities Act, discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities is also forbidden. Discrimination includes bias in promotion, hiring, job allocation, compensation, and termination, and various kinds of harassment.