New York City, NY asked in Employment Discrimination for New York

Q: I'm an unpaid intern. Do discrimination laws apply to me?

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John  Howley
John Howley
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: In New York, yes. The New York Human Rights Law protects unpaid interns from discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, or domestic violence victim status.

You may have a claim under other laws, but I would need to know more facts. It is also worth looking into whether or not you are properly classified as an unpaid intern. Again, I would need to know more facts. Feel free to contact me to discuss your situation in more detail.

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