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Fighting for Justice
Carmelyn P. Malalis

Discrimination is Illegal in
New York City

The New York City Human Rights Law is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation. The Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, and partnership status. In addition, the Law affords protection against discrimination in employment based on unemployment status, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses. In housing, the Law affords additional protections based on lawful occupation, family status, and any lawful source of income. The City Human Rights Law also prohibits retaliation, bias-related harassment, (including cyberbullying), bias-related profiling by law enforcement, and discrimination against interns.



New Address

100 Gold Street, Suite 4600
New York, NY 10038
Complaints: (212) 306-7450
Main: (212) 306-7560

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2023
New York, NY 10272


CCHR Initiatives

File a discrimination complaint
File a discrimination complaint
Read about what the Human Rights Law covers
Read about what the Human Rights Law covers
Learn about community services and education
Learn about community services and education
View outcomes of cases
View outcomes of cases
Find out whats happening
Find out what's happening
Watch Commission videos and PSAs
Watch Commission videos and PSAs


Paid Sick Leave

DOE Pre-K Enrollment Page

Pre-Kindergarten: Opportunity Starts Now

  • Apply Now For Free Pre-K
  • Public School Applications are due April 23.
  • Contact Community-Based Organization Pre-K programs directly to apply.