County NY Adopts Policy Barring Discrimination Against Victims
Westchester County, NY Adopts Policy Barring Discrimination against DV Victims
Recently, the Board of Legislators of Westchester County, NY adopted their human-rights law so that landlords and employers will be forbidden from discriminating against victims of sex abuse, domestic violence and stalking.
"To bring such a claim, a person must have notified the employer or landlord of the situation by producing a police report, restraining order or testimonial from a doctor, minister, counselor or similar professional. Alternatively, the person could argue that he or she had been discriminated against simply based on perception" by filing a complaint with the county Human Rights Commission, which can issue cease-and-desist orders or demand monetary damages.
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