WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A REAL WHISTLEBLOWER LAW IN NY, AND ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER NYS HUMAN RIGHTS LAW?
WE CAN GET THIS DONE,
BUT ONLY IF YOU DONATE ONE BILLABLE HOUR.
Have you ever had to tell an employee fired for opposing illegal conduct he or she is out of luck? Did you ever have to turn down a case before the NYS Division of Human Rights, because your client could not pay legal fees? For our clients sake, we need this legislation.
Last legislative session there were sponsors for both statutes in both houses. Although majorities in both houses supported the attorney's fees provision, because it was a part of the larger Women's Equality Agenda, it got caught up in political fight over reproductive choice, and did not pass. The whistle blower statute also had support in both houses, and was very close to passage, when the session ended.
With the momentum we achieved, and the credibility we built with legislators last year, both bills are within reach this year, however, it will require professional advice. We relied on our lobbying firm, Malkin & Ross last session, and we came very close to success. We will need their advice again. To make this a reality, we are asking that each member contribute just One Billable Hour, at his or her regular billing rate, to our efforts. Without your contributions, we are not going to get this done.
Contributions are accepted online and by mail. You decide the amount. Mail your checks to NELA/NY, 39 Broadway, Suite 2420, New York, NY 10006.
Your contributions will be used to support NELA/NY’s lobbying efforts, and are not deductible as charitable contributions or business expenses.