Commission Adds Veteran Investigator to its Staff, 03-25-13
Hank Lemons brings a wealth of investigative experience to the Commission’s Law Enforcement Bureau. Mr. Lemons was the Commissioner and a Board Member of the NYS Division of Parole; Deputy Chief Investigator for the NYS Attorney General; and Asst. Chief Investigator for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Lemons is also a retired NYPD Sergeant.
| ||Commission Teaches St. Barnabas HS Students Conflict Resolution, 03-14-13|
A team of Commission staff members were featured during St. Barnabas HS’s Peace Day in the Bronx. They taught entire student body Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving. The workshops were part of the Commission’s continual efforts to educate the public about the NYC Human Rights Law.
NYC Council Adds New Amendment to the City Human Rights Law, 03-13-13
The NYC Council added an amendment to the City Human Rights Law prohibiting discrimination based on one’s unemployment status. The new amendment takes effect on June 11, 2013
Read the Amendment (in PDF)
Commission Staff Prepares for School Meeting and Workshop, 03-05-13
Commission staff prepared for an early March meeting with St. Barnabas HS teachers and administrators in the Bronx, and a later workshop on Conflict Resolution for students on March 14th.
Commission Issues Annual Report, 03-01-13
The Commission issued its 2012 Annual Report, now available on the Commission’s website.
Read the Report (in PDF)
Commissioner Gatling Meets With Hungarian Leaders, 02-01-13
NYC Human Rights Commissioner Patricia Gatling spoke about the work of the Commission and Human Rights/Civil Rights issues with Hungarian Members of Parliament visiting through a US Department of State program.
Weekly Staff Attorney Meetings Resume After Main Office Reopens, 01-11-13
Commission staff attorneys resumed their weekly discussions regarding cases and jurisdictional issues after a two-and-a-half month absence from the Commission’s main office in Lower Manhattan. Immediately following Hurricane Sandy and the temporary closure of the Commission’s main office, staff attorneys were reassigned to the Commission’s borough-based offices.
Commission Adds Seasoned Attorney to its Staff, 01-07-13
Cecelia B. Loving was an Administrative Law Judge for the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings before joining the Commission’s Law Enforcement Bureau. Previously, she served as a litigator for 20 years at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, as well as an arbitrator for several hearing tribunals. She also has been a litigator at Kramer Levin Nessin Kamin & Frankel, as well as Associate Appellate Counsel in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society.
| ||Commission’s Main Office Reopens Following Closure Due to Storm, 01-07-13 |
Following a two-and-a-half month closure of the Commission’s main office in Lower Manhattan due to storm-related issues, Commission staff members returned to 40 Rector Street when the building was deemed safe and phone and internet lines were restored. The Commission resumed filing complaints at its main office.