Information Regarding Educational Services Jurisdiction and Public Educational Institutions
The New York State Division of Human Rights lacks jurisdiction over complaints alleging education discrimination against public educational institutions, pursuant to the ruling of the New York Court of Appeals in North Syracuse Central Sch. Dist. v. N.Y. State Div. of Human Rights, 19 N.Y.3d 481 (2012).
New Regulations Protecting Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination
In October 2015, Governor Cuomo became the first executive in the nation to issue state-wide regulations prohibiting harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender identity, transgender status or gender dysphoria.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on October 21, 2015 designed to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The legislation directed DOL and DHR to make training available to employers to help them develop policies, procedures, and their own training to address and eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace.