New York City is seeking to put an end to policies that restrict or ban natural hair and hairstyles closely connected to racial, ethnic and cultural identities. The New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new legal guidelines Monday clarifying that it considers such restrictions to be unlawful discrimination that disproportionately affects black people and those of African descent. “My... … [Read more...] about New York City Classifies Hair Restrictions as Discrimination
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair Supported by New guidelines out this week give legal recourse to individuals who have been harassed, punished or fired because of the style of their hair. ByStacey Stowe Feb. 18, 2019 Under new guidelines to be released The change in law applies to anyone in New York City but is aimed at remedying the disparate treatment of black people; the guidelines specifically mention the right of New Yorkers to maintain their “natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep hair in an uncut or untrimmed state.” In practice, The move was prompted in part by investigations after complaints from workers at two Bronx businesses — a medical facility in Morris Park … [Read more...] about New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair
New York State Court of Appeals Civil rights Reasonable accommodation – Substantial evidence Marine Holdings LLC, et al. v. New York City Commission on Human Rights, et al. No. 45 Memorandum Background: In the underlying Article 78 proceeding, the petitioners challenged a determination of the New York City Commission on Human Rights which ordered them to install a wheelchair-accessible entrance to ... … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals – Civil rights: Marine Holdings LLC, et al. v. New York City Commission on Human Rights, et al.
The city’s Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) sent a Bias Response Team to the midtown eatery where a Manhattan attorney went on an anti-immigrant rant earlier this week. The lawyer, identified by Rep. Adriano Espaillat as Aaron Schlossberg, was captured on video at a Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue on Tuesday delivering the racist rant after overhearing a worker speaking Spanish to two customers. The NYCCHR, which is considering opening an investigation into the now-viral incident, told Fresh Kitchen workers they have the right to file a complaint with the commission. “When responding to a bias incident, we will go to the location and talk to the affected staff, teach them how to file a complaint,” said Seth Hoy, with the NYCCHR. “We encourage anybody who sees discrimination to report it immediately.” In the video, Schlossberg assumes the people he overheard speaking Spanish are not legally in the country and threatens to call U.S. Immigration Customs … [Read more...] about Lawyer in alleged anti-immigrant rant could face Commission on Human Rights investigation
Nathylin Flowers Adesegun has been living in a homeless shelter for two years despite having secured a rental assistance voucher from the city two years ago to help pay rent. The problem? Prospective landlords refuse to accept her Living in Communities (LINC) voucher, according to Adesegun, even though it’s illegal to do so. “These rental assistance programs are supposed to help us pay the rent,” Adesegun said while standing on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday. “Instead, they’ve become tickets to humiliation and disappointment.” Adesegun and other advocates say housing discrimination based on a person’s source of income is a pervasive problem in the city, yet Mayor Bill de Blasio recently cut funding to the agency with the power to hold landlords accountable. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) was hit with a $1.7 million funding cut in the mayor’s 2019 fiscal budget, and advocates argue the decrease will make the … [Read more...] about Homeless advocates demand mayor restore human rights commission funding