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Employment Discrimination & Reentry

The NYC Commission on Human Rights provides presentations on employment discrimination for previously incarcerated individuals, those preparing for release from jail or prison, or those on parole or probation. Individuals with arrest and conviction records face additional obstacles when looking for work but do have important protections against employment discrimination under the NYC Human Rights Law, including protections based on an individual's unemployment status.

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

These interactive presentations discuss many steps likely to increase a participant’s success in locating a job and other related issues as they return to their communities, including:

  • Your Record and the Law
  • Applications, Interviews, and Background Checks
  • Resources available from community organizations and NYC agencies

The Commission developed an English-Spanish pocket guide, Turning the Game Around, NYC Can Help, to offer support, direction, and practical advice from individuals who have succeeded after incarceration.

For more information, refer to Turning the Game Around, NYC Can Help