NYC Bans Weight and Height Discrimination

On May 26, 2023, the New York City Human Rights Law was amended to include height and weight to the growing list of protected characteristics under the law.

Effective on or about November 22, 2023 (within 180 days), New York City employers will be prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of their actual or perceived height or weight in all employment decisions along with other protected categories.

With Mayor’s Signature, NYC Height & Weight Discrimination Prohibition Becomes Law