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|Feb 01, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S3371
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S3371 - Details
S3371 - Summary
Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
S3371 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3371 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: This bill would prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic violence in employment and provide a limited reasonable accom- modation provision. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Executive Law s 292 by adding a new subdivision 34 to define the term "victim of domestic violence." Section 2 of the bill would amend Executive Law § 296, as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 2009 by preventing an employer or licensing agency from discriminating in hiring or discharging someone based on the "status as a victim" of domestic violence. Section 3 of the bill would amend Executive Law § 296 by adding a new subdivision 20 to: (1) prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of an employee's status as a victim of domestic violence; (2) require an employer, unless it would be an undue hardship, to provide a reasonable accommodation to a victim of domestic violence, limited sole- ly to allowing an absence, charged to leave or unpaid, for certain
S3371 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3371 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 34 of section 292 of the executive law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: 34. THE TERM "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS A VICTIM OF AN ACT WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ACT DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, WHERE SUCH ACT IS OR HAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 80 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (a) For an employer or licensing agency, because of an individual's age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, or STATUS AS A VICTIM OF domestic violence [victim status], to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment. S 3. Section 296 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 20 to read as follows: 20. (A) IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOY- ER OR LICENSING AGENCY, BECAUSE OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S STATUS AS A VICTIM EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06402-01-3
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