New Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Protections ​

New legislation strengthened protections against discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, in the New York State Human Rights Law.

Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) & the NYS Human Rights Law ​

In January 2019, the Human Rights Law was amended to add gender identity or expression as a protected category. Discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression is prohibited in all areas covered by the Human Rights Law.

Coronavirus Response Related Changes & Updates ​

DHR staff across the State are in the process of returning to the office in conjunction with the regions in which they are located. Walk-in visits will not be possible at this time. We still strongly encourage New Yorkers to practice social distancing and to remember that the best way to connect with DHR is via telephone at 888-392-3644 and email at Opens in a new window[email protected]