|Bill Would Level the Playing Field for Unemployed Job Seekers|
Thursday, May 19, 2011
NYS Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Legislation to Bar Discrimination Against Unemployed | New York State Senate
Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) announced at a press conference in her district office, the introduction of Senate bill 5316. The bill would make the unemployed a "protected class" in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because they are jobless. It would also prohibit employers from posting job advertisements that discourage the unemployed from applying to vacant positions.