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Cuomo Calls To Outlaw Transgender Discrimination

In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant discrimination, citing surveys that show three-fourths of transgender New Yorkers experience workplace harassment or mistreatment.

08/21/2014

Sketch of proposed Greenwich Reform Synagogue (credit: Greenwich Reform Synagogue)

Synagogue Sues After Greenwich, Conn. Rejects House Of Worship Plans

A Connecticut synagogue filed a federal lawsuit this week, alleging the Town of Greenwich violated its civil rights and made a discriminatory decision by denying its plan to build a house of worship.

07/08/2014

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Federal Agency: Long Island Company Made Workers Pray, Thank God

A discrimination lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group.

06/11/2014

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White Police Lieutenant Awarded $1.35 Million In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Lt. Christopher Barrella, who is white, had accused the village of awarding the police chief’s job to a Hispanic officer with few qualifications and a lower test score.

05/30/2014

Flooding from superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Freeport, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LI Sandy Victim Claims Motel Discriminated Against Her Due To Disability

Deborah Robinson said she was turned away when she tried to stay at the motel because she walks with a cane following a stroke.

05/14/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surrounded by elected officials and advocates for interns as he signed a bill protecting interns April 15, 2014, at City Hall. (credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns From Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.

04/15/2014

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Brooklyn Tenants Say Landlord Is Trying To Force Them Out Of Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Tenants allege the landlord failed to make repairs and seldom cashed rent checks in a scheme to evict them from their rent-controlled apartments.

04/15/2014

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$98 Million Settlement Reached In FDNY Discrimination Case

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

03/18/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

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Quarrel Brews Over Affordable Housing In Chappaqua

The median sale price for a home in Chappaqua is $1 million, but many residents have said they would welcome more affordable housing. But building that affordable housing has proven to be a struggle.

02/18/2014

A dress code sign posted at some Williamsburg stores. (credit: CBS 2)

City Drops Suit Against Some Jewish Shop Owners Over Dress Codes

The City of New York has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic storeowners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who posted signs in their windows asking customers to dress modestly.

01/22/2014

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1 Of 2 East Haven Officers Sentenced In Discrimination Case

David Cari was convicted back in October of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of Hispanics, making false arrests and filing false reports.

01/21/2014

Nassau County Police Officer Dolores Sharpe claims discrimination, wrongful arrest at the hands of her fellow officers. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau Cop Claims Racial Discrimination, False Arrest At Hands Of Fellow Officers

Dolores Sharpe, a black Nassau County police officer, says she was improperly charged with resisting arrest by two white officers during a confrontation while she was off-duty last week.

12/05/2013

Comeswogue High School student Kate Nalepinski claims she was fired from her job at a yogurt shop because she has eczema. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Teen Says She Was Fired From Her Job Because Of Eczema

Kate Nalepinski, 17, says her boss let her go because of her uncontrollable, non-contagious condition.

11/29/2013

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N.J. Country Club Sued For Gender Discrimination

Former members Joseph and Liza Garrubbo claim in the suit that they lost most of their privileges at the club because they pushed for gender equality.

11/15/2013

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