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File #: Int 0799-2018    Version: * Name: Prohibiting retaliation against individuals who request a reasonable accommodation under the city’s human rights law.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 4/11/2018
Enactment date: 7/14/2019 Law number: 2019/129
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting retaliation against individuals who request a reasonable accommodation under the city's human rights law
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Diana Ayala , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would prohibit retaliation against individuals who make a request for a reasonable accommodation under any applicable provision of chapter 1 of the New York City Human Rights Law. For example, it would prohibit any retaliatory action by an employer if an employee requested a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a religious observance, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, or their status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, among other possible reasons.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 799, 2. Int. No. 799, 3. April 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-18, 5. Committee Report 6/18/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/18/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/18/18, 8. Committee Report 6/12/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 6/12/19, 10. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 12. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 13. Int. No. 799 (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 129, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 18. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 19. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/18/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2019*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Committee on Civil and Human Rights Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Committee on Civil and Human Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) Committee on Civil and Human Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 799

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Yeger, Kallos, Rosenthal, Chin, Cumbo, Ayala and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting retaliation against individuals who request a reasonable accommodation under the city’s human rights law

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 85 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:

7. Retaliation. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person engaged in any activity to which this chapter applies to retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any person because such person has (i) opposed any practice forbidden under this chapter, (ii) filed a complaint, testified or assisted in any proceeding under this chapter, (iii) commenced a civil action alleging the commission of an act which would be an unlawful discriminatory practice under this chapter, (iv) assisted the commission or the corporation counsel in an investigation commenced pursuant to this title, (v) requested a reasonable accommodation under this chapter, or ([v]vi) provided any information to the commission pursuant to the terms of a conciliation agreement made pursuant to section 8-115 of this chapter. The retaliation or discrimination complained of under this subdivision need not result in an ultimate action with respect to employment, housing or a public accommodation or in a materially adverse change in the terms and conditions of employment, housing, or a public accommodation, provided, however, that the retaliatory or discriminatory act or acts complained of must be reasonably likely to deter a person from engaging in protected activity.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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LS 8532/Int. 1479-2017

LS 383

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