State Investigations Secure $5 Million for Victims of Discrimination
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the State Division of Human Rights last year secured more than $5 million in compensation for victims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.
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.