New York Sex Discrimination: What you need to know

The New York Human Rights Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex (including gender identity and transgender status), sexual orientation, or marital status. The Law covers employers with four or more employees (NY Exec. Law Sec. 290 et seq.). Effective January 19, 2016, all employers, regardless of size, are liable for sexual harassment.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Effective January 20, 2016, discrimination on the basis of gender identity is sex discrimination under the law (9 NYCRR Sec. 466.13). “Gender identity” is defined as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression whether that identity is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth. A “transgender person” is an individual who has a gender identity different from the sex assigned to that person at birth. All prohibitions against sex discrimination under the law apply to discrimination based on gender identity or the status of being transgender.
Sexual orientation. The term “sexual orientation” means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality, whether actual or perceived.
Recognition of same-sex marriages. A New York Appellate Division court has ruled that same-sex marriages entered into legally outside the state must be recognized in New York (Martinez v. County of Monroe, 850 N.Y.S.2d 740 (4th Dept. 2008)). In this case, the employee worked for a public employer in the state of New York. She and her same-sex partner were legally married in Canada, and the employee sought spousal healthcare benefits from her employer. The employer claimed the marriage was not valid under state law. However, the court ruled that subject ...

>> Read more about Sex Discrimination

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

New York Sex Discrimination Resources

Sex Discrimination Products

Preventing Discrimination in Your Workplace
Helps you comply with Title VII, EPA, and ADEA and avoid risky lawsuits. Explains to employees how to avoid discrimination by race, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin and sexual preference."
Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace PowerPoint® Kit
This combination PowerPoint and booklet training kit is your out of the box training class to stamp out every type of discrimination in your workplace. Coordinated training components explain your zero tolerance policy for all forms of discrimination-sexual, religious, race, age, disability, or national origin. "
It's All About Respect: Avoid Discrimination in Your Workplace
Open discussions just by opening BLR’s newest booklet. Through interactive exercises, case studies and straight forward talk your employees learn how discrimination can happen and what they can do to prevent it. "
Baby Boomers as Caregivers Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Baby Boomers as Caregivers: How To Avoid Costly Family Responsibility Discrimination Claims""
California HR Law for 2013 Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "California HR Law for 2013: New Rulings, Regulations, and Legislation""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.