Legislative Advocacy

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NELA-NY is taking major steps to improve discrimination and whistleblower laws in New York State and has drafted a whistleblower bill and a New York Human Rights Law bill that, if passed, will allow us to provide legal services to many more victims of discrimination and retaliation throughout New York State.  The employees of New York stand to greatly benefit.  A contribution of any amount helps.

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Press About Our Bills:
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/After-historic-hearing-lawmakers-move-to-fix-13646895.php 
https://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2019/02/lawmakers-consider-next-steps-after-harassment-hearing/

Hear NELA NY President Miriam Clark’s testimony (at 9:18:45) about necessary changes to the New York State Human Rights Law:

NELA/NY in the Press:

https://www.law360.com/articles/1280002

NELA NY has also stepped up its policy advocacy, most notably around New York's whistleblower protections, Clark said. Under New York law, workers fired for speaking out must show they complained about a legal violation that poses "a substantial and specific threat" to public health to prove retaliation. The group is pushing a bill that would protect workers who have a "reasonable belief" they're complaining about a violation or who call out a public health threat that doesn't break the law. This is a much easier bar to clear for cashiers fired after they complain about inadequate protections, Clark said.

Below are links to our bills!
NYS HRL
Whistleblower
EMPIRE
SWEAT