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Fair Business Practice

The Commission educates businesses about their rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Law. A business in New York City is a public accommodation, and the NYC Human Rights Law protects individuals from discrimination in this area, guaranteeing consumers equal access to the business and its services and the right to full and equal enjoyment of the goods and services it provides. The Law also prohibits discriminatory advertising. In addition, as employers, small business owners may be subject to the employment provisions of the Human Rights Law.

Commission staff provides presentations and materials on the Human Rights Law for:

  • Business Improvement Districts;
  • Chambers of Commerce; and,
  • Business organizations. 

For more information on scheduling or attending a workshop, please call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK. All workshops are free.