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May 18, 2015

By: Howard S. Lavin, Elizabeth E. DiMichele

On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill passed by the New York City Council on April 15th, amending the New York City Human Rights Law, NYC Administrative Code, §8-101 et seq. to prohibit discrimination based on consumer credit history (the "Act").
 
This Stroock Special Bulletin looks at the key provisions of the Act, which becomes effective on September 3, 2015, and which will make it an unlawful discriminatory practice under New York City law for employers to request or use information about the consumer credit history of an applicant or an employee in making employment decisions, or to otherwise discriminate against that person in the terms, conditions or privileges of employment based on his or her consumer credit history.