Employment, Military & Civil Rights Law



For information generally about workplace rights: Workplace Fairness

For information about the federal employment laws against discrimination based on race/color, sex, age, disability, and religion, and filing an EEOC Charge: the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

For information about federal labor laws, such as Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and COBRA: the U.S. Department of Labor FMLA and COBRA webpages.

For information about New York State’s laws against discrimination: the  NYS Division of Human Rights

For information about New York City’s laws against discrimination: the NYC Commission on Human Rights

For information about NYS Unemployment Benefits: the NYS Department of Labor


For information about your rights as a conscientious objector, and other questions about military service: the GI Rights Hotline

For information about veteran’s rights, including discharge upgrades: the Urban Justice Center Veteran Advocacy Project


For more information about civil rights and civil liberties in NYS and NYC: the New York Civil Liberties Union

For more information about discrimination in NYS and NYC: the Anti-Discrimination Center