In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. provides those who feel they have suffered arrest discrimination in applying for a job or in the course of their employment. Arrest discrimination is an especially complex area of the law in that federal law does not prohibit it specifically. Often such a case may be pursued by claiming race discrimination. However, both the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) do protect job applicants and employees from discrimination associated with arrests and convictions.
Often employees or applicants will pursue claims of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL and in some cases, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983.