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December 30, 2019 News

CLIENT ALERT: New York State Prohibits Employers from Discriminating or Retaliating Against Employees Based on Their (or Their Dependents’) Reproductive Health Decisions

December 30, 2019 – On November 8, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed a bill amending and adding Section 203-e to New York State Labor Law, which prohibits employers, regardless of size, from discriminating or retaliating against employees based on their or their dependents’ reproductive health decisions, and provides a number of remedies for such violations.  The attached Client Alert provides a summary of Section 203-e of the New York Labor Law, including the specific employer prohibitions, the right of employees to bring a civil action, and required updates to employee handbooks and training materials. 

Section 203-e of the New York Labor Law is now in effect, meaning, to comply with this new law, all employers must immediately update their employment handbooks and training materials to provide proper notice to their employees of their rights and remedies accordingly.

PDF of Client Alert:  New York State Prohibits Employers from Discriminating or Retaliating Against Employees Based on Their (or Their Dependents’) Reproductive Health Decisions