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Being “Short” Is Not A “Predisposing Genetic Characteristic” Under NY Law

Posted in General Employment Discrimination, New York City Human Rights Law, New York State Human Rights Law

A judge in New York City has just held that an employee who alleged that she was fired for being short did not state a claim under New York state law which protects against genetic discrimination in employment and therefore prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of a “predisposing genetic characteristic.” The Plaintiff was employed… Continue Reading