Employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals because of their military obligations (NY Mil. Law Ch. 36 Sec. 242, Sec. 251, Sec. 317, Sec. 318).
In addition to protections under state law, effective November 19, 2017, the New York City Human Rights Law also provides veterans and active military personnel protection against discrimination in employment.
Employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations are prohibited from discriminating against any person on the basis of his or her current or past uniformed service by:
• Representing that employment or a position is not available when it is, in fact, available;
• Refusing to hire or employe or barring or discharging such person from employment or labor organization membership; or
• Discriminating against such person in compensation or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
(NYC Admin. Code Sec. 8-107).