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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.

11 hours ago

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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.

16 hours ago

FDNY Patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

$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

Chappaqua Affordable Housing Development

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

Plainfield Country Club (credit: plainfieldcc.com)

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

Pine Bush Central School District in Orange County is accused of ignoring alleged anti-Semitic bullying. (credit: CBS 2)

State To Investigate Accusations Of Anti-Semitic Bullying In Orange County Hamlet

A federal lawsuit filed by three local families in the Pine Bush community of Orange County claims the school district tolerates the harassment of Jewish students.

11/08/2013

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Attorney: Student Racially Profiled By Barneys, NYPD After Buying $300 Belt

City College of Technology student Trayon Christian, 19, said the store and police targeted him because they didn’t think he could afford a $300 Ferragamo belt.

10/23/2013

Generic Workplace (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Survey Shows Widespread Discrimination, Hardship Among NYC Seniors

When New Yorkers over 55 lose their jobs, it takes them about four months longer to find a new one than their younger counterparts, according to a new study by AARP.

10/07/2013

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.

09/29/2013

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

MLB Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy For Harassment Based On Sexual Orientation

Two years ago, baseball added sexual discrimination language into its collective bargaining agreement with players. Now, the organization is taking additional steps to make the policy clear.

07/16/2013

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