Decisions Posted on Site:
Significant Recommended Decisions (Prior to 1998)
Final Decisions (Prior to 1998)
Both recommended and final decisions issued since 1998 are found in the OATH section of the site.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights enforces the New York City Human Rights Law.
The Human Rights Law is one of the most comprehensive bodies of civil rights laws in the nation. The Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or partnership status. In addition, the Law affords protection against discrimination in employment based on arrest or conviction record and status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses. In housing, the Law affords additional protections based on lawful occupation, family status, and any lawful source of income. The Human Rights Law also prohibits retaliation and bias-related harassment.