WEA Article 5 – Ending Housing Discrimination

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 5. Ending Discrimination in Housing based on Domestic Violence Victim Status & Source of Income (S.5876) • Women are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, with more than one in three women experiencing rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in…

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WEA Article 4 – End Familial Status Discrimination

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 4. Ending Familial Status Discrimination (Senate Bill 5875) • State law protects against familial status discrimination in housing and credit, but not employment. • Women with children are less likely to be recommended for hire and promotion, and more likely to receive less…

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WEA – Article 2

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 2. Ending Sexual Harassment on the job for Every Employee (Senate Bill 5873) Sexual harassment disproportionately affects women in the workplace. In 2011, women filed 75% of all sexual harassment complaints filed with the NYS Division of Human Rights. 83% of all EEOC…

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The Women’s Equality Act

At his 2013 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his ambitious support to codify the rights of all Women in State law.  The Act entitled the “Women’s Equality Act” or WEA, contains 10 provisions that support the rights and economic independence of women in New York State.…

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