NYC Employers, Get Out Your Handbooks: Reproductive Health Choices Are A New Protected Category

March 29, 2019

Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, adding “sexual and reproductive health decisions” to the list of protected categories under the law.  Effective May 20, 2019, the law prohibits NYC employers with four or more employees from discriminating against an employee on the basis of an employee’s “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.”

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