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Friday, March 31, 4000
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The New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) previously announced that it would hold a public hearing on April 21, 2020 at 6:00pm on a proposed rule concerning discrimination based on hair as a form of race discrimination and religious discrimination. In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission has determined that the hearing must be postponed indefinitely. Notice of a revised hearing date will be announced at a future time. 

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) is proposing to amend its rules to clarify exceptions to the general prohibition on preemployment testing for tetrahydrocannabinols or marijuana.

These proposed rules would amend title 47 of the Rules of the City of New York to explain covered entities’ obligations under the City Human Rights Law.

The Commission’s authority for these rules is found in sections 905(e)(9) and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 8-107(31) of the Administrative Code.

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Exceptions to Prohibition of Preemployment Testing for Marijuana

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Spector Hall
22 Reade Street 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007
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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) is proposing to amend its rules to clarify protections on the basis of race, creed, and religion.

Race includes characteristics and traits commonly or historically associated with race or ethnicity, including but not limited to hair textures, hairstyles, including the use of head coverings and hair length. Similarly, hair textures, hairstyles, head coverings and hair length can be elements of individuals’ religious practices. Discrimination based on hair can function as a proxy for discrimination based on race or religion and constitute a form of unlawful stereotyping.

This rule is not intended to exclude claims for hair-based discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, age or other protected status under the New York City Human Rights Law.

These proposed rules would amend title 47 of the Rules of the City of New York to explain covered entities’ obligations under the City Human Rights Law.

The Commission’s authority for these rules is found in sections 905(e)(9) and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Administrative Code section 8-107.

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Discrimination on Basis of Hair

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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

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COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS 

Notice of Adoption 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the authority vested in the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“Commission”) by section 905(e)(9) of the New York City Charter and in accordance with the requirements of Section 1043 of the Charter, that the Commission has amended its rules governing practices and procedures for case management. The required public hearing was held on May 30, 2019. 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The Commission is amending Chapter 1 of its rules to update the procedures and practices related to how cases are filed, investigated, and litigated at the Commission.

 

The Commission’s authority for this rule is found in sections 905(9) and 1043 of the New York City Charter.

 

Effective Date: 
Thu, 09/05/2019