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 3 – Collecting Attorney’s Fees in Sex Discrimination suits

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/ 3. Allowing for Attorney’s Fees in Employment, Credit, and Housing Sex Discrimination Cases (Senate Bill 5874) • NYS is one of 9 states (in the company of Mississippi and Alabama) that does not already allow successful discrimination defendants to recover attorney’s fees. •…

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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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