Changes In New York State Human Rights Law Take Effect Soon

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An amendment to the New York State Human Rights Law that expands the definition of “victim” as it applies to domestic violence is set to take effect November 18.

The new definition includes any person over the age of 16, any married person, or any parent accompanied by his or her minor child or children in situations in which:

[The] person or [his or her] child is a victim of an act [that] would constitute a violation of the penal law, including, but not limited to acts constituting disorderly conduct, harassment, aggravated harassment, sexual misconduct, forcible touching, sexual abuse, stalking, criminal mischief, menacing, reckless endangerment, kidnapping, assault, attempted assault, attempted murder, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, strangulation, identity theft, grand larceny or coercion. Read more here…

Source: HR Daily Advisor

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