(Webcast) An Inside View of the EEOC, NYSDHR and NYCCHR in the Wake of the Coronavirus New Normal

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Program Chair:

Rebecca Berkebile
Mount Sinai Health System
Legal Department

  • Coronavirus has, and will, change employment law practice. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NYS Division of Human Rights and NYC Commission on Human Rights are navigating an ever-shifting legal landscape.  Representatives from each of these agencies at the city, state and federal level will provide their unique perspectives on how they are approaching these difficult times at this not-to-be-missed event.

    Live Webcast: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Sapna Raj
    Deputy Commissioner
    Law Enforcement Bureau
    New York City Commission on Human Rights

    Judy A. Keenan           
    Deputy Director
    New York District Office
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Caroline J. Downey     
    General Counsel
    New York State Division of Human Rights
    1 Fordham Plaza

  • 6:00 – 6:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview

    6:05 – 6:45 pm
    State of affairs at NYCCHR, NYSDHR & EEOC

    • What types of claims are coming in during this pandemic?
    • How has work-from-home changed how your agency intakes claims, mediates claims, investigates claims and makes determinations?
    • Training and outreach – have there been special efforts or different efforts?
    • Agency guidance – has your agency come out with any guidance specific to this pandemic?

    6:45 – 7:15 pm
    Discussion of Types of Discrimination Particularly Impacted by COVID 19 

    • Age discrimination in the age of COVID (requests not to come into the office if over a certain age, age-based decision-making)
    • Pregnancy discrimination and accommodations (potential risk as a reason to grant an accommodation)
    • Disability accommodations (COVID 19 as a disability, the age of telework)
    • Religious accommodations (beards interfering with masks in the healthcare industry)
    • Undue hardship considerations in the age of COVID 19
    • Race/national origin discrimination (against groups thought to be more likely to have COVID 19)

     7:15 – 7:30 pm
    Q&A Session/Conclusion

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.4 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Labor & Employment, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, Noah E. Lewis & Geoffrey L. Wertime, Co-Chairs
    Sex & Law, Mirah E. Curzer & Melissa S. Lee, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org