assembly Bill A2825

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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A2825 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S677
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง296-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7830, S5316
2015-2016: A1549

A2825 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.

A2825 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2825

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to unlawful hiring
  discrimination by employers, employment agencies and  licensing  agen-
  cies based upon an individual's unemployment status

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  296-c
to read as follows:
  S 296-C. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION TO LICENSING OR
EMPLOYMENT  AGENCIES;  UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS"  SHALL  MEAN  BEING  UNEMPLOYED,
HAVING  ACTIVELY  LOOKED FOR EMPLOYMENT DURING THE THEN MOST RECENT FOUR
WEEK PERIOD, AND CURRENTLY BEING AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT.
  2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
LICENSING  AGENCY,  BECAUSE  OF  AN INDIVIDUAL'S UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS, TO
REFUSE TO HIRE OR TO EMPLOY OR TO BAR SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.
  3. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE OF
UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS IN RECEIVING, CLASSIFYING,  DISPOSING  OR  OTHERWISE
ACTING  UPON  APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SERVICES OR IN REFERRING AN APPLICANT
OR APPLICANTS TO AN EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYERS.
  4. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER  OR
AN  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  TO  PRINT OR CIRCULATE OR CAUSE TO BE PRINTED OR
CIRCULATED ANY STATEMENT, ADVERTISEMENT OR PUBLICATION, OR  TO  USE  ANY
FORM  OF APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OR TO MAKE ANY INQUIRY IN CONNECTION
WITH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT, WHICH EXPRESSES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ANY
LIMITATION, SPECIFICATION OR DISCRIMINATION AS TO  UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS,
OR  ANY  INTENT  TO MAKE ANY SUCH LIMITATION, SPECIFICATION OR DISCRIMI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00650-01-3