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What's Happening

2013 April - June
Commissioner Gatling Speaks About Religious Discrimination  

Commissioner Gatling Speaks About Religious Discrimination 06-27-13
Commissioner Patricia Gatling was one of several panelists speaking to attorneys about religious discrimination. The discussion was sponsored by AMAL (Association of Muslim American Lawyers) and Arnold & Porter LLP.


Commission Launches New Website   Commission Launches New Website 06-27-13
The NYC Commission on Human Rights, with technical assistance from the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, launched a new website that is easier to navigate and access information on the NYC Human Rights Law and the work of the Commission.
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Court Upholds Commission Determination  

Court Upholds Commission Determination 06-26-13
The State Supreme Court of NY, Kings County, upheld a Commission determination that discrimination had not taken place when the complainant was terminated from her job.
Read the Decision and Order (in PDF)


Commission Conducts Presentation for El Salvador Consulate  

Commission Conducts Presentation for El Salvador Consulate 06-19-13
Commission staff members conducted a presentation on various aspects of the NYC Human Rights Law for the Consulate General of El Salvador, Guillermo Russell-Jaffe (center), and his staff.


Commission Staff Prepares for Consulate Workshop  

Commission Staff Prepares for Consulate Workshop 06-18-13
Commission Deputy General Counsel Rudolph Pyatt (left), and Deputy Directors of the Queens and Staten Island Offices Adneri Ponce (center) and Juan Fernandez (right) prepared for a presentation on the NYC Human Rights Law and the Commission’s anti-discrimination efforts for the staff of the El Salvador Consulate.


Commission and HPD Host Fair Housing Symposium  

Commission and HPD Host Fair Housing Symposium 06-13-13
The Commission and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development hosted a Fair Housing Symposium. Panelists included: Dr. Joseph Salvo, Craig Gurion, Frank Vespa-Papaleo, David J. Kennedy, Dr. Macartan Humphreys, Alberg Fang, Andrew Guess, Joan Russell, and Dr. Ingrid Gould Ellen.


New Amendment to the NYC Human Rights Law Takes Effect  

New Amendment to the NYC Human Rights Law Takes Effect 06-11-13
A new amendment to the NYC Human Rights Law went into effect which protects individuals from discrimination in the area of employment based on one’s Unemployment Status.
Read the Amendment (in PDF)
View the Info Card (in PDF)


Commissioner Gatling Meets With Leaders From Mexico City  

Commissioner Gatling Meets With Leaders From Mexico City 06-07-13
Commissioner Patricia L. Gatling met the Commissioner and Executive Director of Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission as well as with the City’s Secretary of Public Security, who wanted to learn more about the work of the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Law.


Commission Participates in Fair Housing Discussion on El Tiempo  

Commission Participates in Fair Housing Discussion on El Tiempo 06-04-13
Executive Director of the Commission's Law Enforcement Bureau Carlos Vélez (right) was part of a panel discussing Fair Housing under the Human Rights Law on Channel 7's El Tiempo with Joe Torres (center).


Commissioner Gatling Testifies Before City Council  

Commissioner Gatling Testifies Before City Council 06-03-13
Commissioner Patricia L. Gatling testified before the NYC Council Committees on Civil Rights and Finance regarding the work of the Commission and its annual budget.
Read the Testimony (in PDF)


Commission Staff Speak to Job Seekers  

Commission Staff Speak to Job Seekers 05-11-13
Human Rights Specialist Isaac Parsee spoke to job seekers about employment rights under the Human Rights Law at a fair hosted by NYS Senator Jose Peralta, in collaboration with Elmcor Career Pathways and United Healthcare.


Staff Conducts Presentation on Immigrant Employment Rights  

Staff Conducts Presentation on Immigrant Employment Rights 04-14-13
Human Rights Specialists John McCormick and Audrey Wang (not pictured) conduct presentations on immigrant employment rights and distribute Commission literature at an information fair for continuing education adults and ESOL speakers. The information fair was held at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center.


Queens Director Conducts Presentation for Borough President  

Queens Director Conducts Presentation for Borough President 04-18-13
Commission Queens Community Service Center Director Katie Bracken conducted a Fair Housing presentation for Queens Borough President Helen Marshall's Immigration and Housing Task Forces.


Citywide Effort to Assist Disabled Individuals in Housing  

Citywide Effort to Assist Disabled Individuals in Housing 04-01-13
Commission General Counsel/Deputy Commissioner Cliff Mulqueen (right) spoke at a housing symposium sponsored by the Mayors Office for People with Disabilities.. (photos: Jamel Browne)
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