NYC Commission on Human Rights outlines new harassment guidelines

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The city’s Commission on Human Rights has outlined new guidelines designed to protect people from harassment based on immigration status and national origin.

It applies to landlords, employers and owners of public accommodation spaces, such as restaurants.


The laws aren't changing, but the commission is taking the extra step of specifying what is already illegal and providing examples.

They include harassing customers for their accents or demanding they speak English. It also includes threats to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Violators of the city's human rights law would be subject to a fine of up to $250,000.

 

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