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Non-employees, such as contractors, delivery persons and others, are also protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.









Includes hairstyles historically associated with race.

Male, Female, or Intersex. Sex-based discrimination may include pregnancy and lactation.
Covered under the basis of sex
May be covered under the basis of sex and/or disability

Covered under sex-based protection
Disability is defined as “a physical, mental or medical impairment prevents the exercise of a normal bodily function or is demonstrable by medically accepted diagnostic techniques, or a record of such an impairment, or a condition regarded by others as such an impairment” and includes, but is not limited to veterans with disabilities, and HIV/AIDS status.

Military status is defined as a person’s participation in the military service of the United States or the military service of another state, including the Armed Forces of the United States, the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia, and the New York Guard.







Defined as "arrest record resolved in my favor, sealed records, or a youthful offender adjudication"






You may still be able to file a complaint with us

Executive orders from Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the one-year time limit to file a complaint. Learn more information on this directive.

You may inquire further by calling our hotline at 1-888-392-3644.

You may still be able to pursue legal action in court

Executive orders from Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the time limits for most legal actions in New York State. Learn more information on this directive.

Based on the above, the statute of limitations may have passed to file with DHR

Based on the information provided you may benefit from filing a complaint with us

Complaint Forms

You may file a complaint via mail, email, via phone or in person.

Please see our contact information below. We are also avaialble to answer any questions you may have.

One Fordham Plaza, 4th Fl.
Bronx, NY, 10458
1-888-392-3644
[email protected]
TDD/TTY 718-741-8300

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Additional Resources

  • Age discrimination is covered in employment, apprentice and training programs, credit, housing and non-sectarian, tax-exempt educational institution, but not with public accommodation. Read more.

Based on the information provided, it appears that your case may not fall within DHR jurisdiction at this time

Reason:

  • It appears that your case may not fall within our jurisdiction. Feel free to call us if you would like to discuss further.
  • DHR enforces NYS human rights law and only covers NYS, please contact EEOC and/or state or local government where the incident took place.
  • It appears that your case may not fall within our jurisdiction. Feel free to call us if you would like to discuss further.
  • Your case may not be covered, please call our offices for more personalized service.
  • The last incident of discrimination surpasses the statute of limitations.

You may still inquire further by calling our hotline:

1-888-392-3644

There are federal protections against discrimination

The Division of Human Rights works with the following federal partners on issues of employment and housing discrimination.

EEOC

File with EEOC

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street N.E.
Washington DC 20507
Phone: (800) 669-4000
TYY: (800) 669-6820

HUD

File with HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1112
TTY: (202) 708-1455

  • Be advised that if you file a complaint with DHR it may also be forward, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Please check with the appropriate federal agency regarding the details of your claim.