(Webcast) An Inside View of the EEOC, NYS Division of Human Rights, and NYC Commission on Human Rights

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Program Chair:

Rebecca Berkebile
Associate General Counsel
Mount Sinai Health System Legal Department

  • As the definition of a “workplace” shifts and employees settle in to the new normal, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NYS Division of Human Rights and NYC Commission on Human Rights weigh in on the major employment law issues of our times. Representatives from each of these agencies will provide insight as they engage in a lively discussion on issues related to disability, age, race, gender and more.

    Program Fee:
    $99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $59 for Members

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • 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

    Katherine A. Greenberg
    Assistant Commissioner, Law Enforcement Bureau
    New York City Commission on Human Rights

  • 5:00 pm – 5:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview

    5:05 pm – 5:15 pm
    Updates on State of Affairs at EEOC, NYSDHR, NYCCHR

    • Backlogs?  Efficiency?
    • Changes in processes going forward?

    5:15 pm – 5:35 pm
    COVID/Vaccinations in the Workplace

    • Requirements for Vaccinations in the Workplace
    • Disability Discrimination Related to Underlying Conditions / COVID – Accommodation Related Claims / Work From Home
    • Age Discrimination in the Age of COVID

    5:35 pm – 6:00 pm
    Other Trends in Discrimination Claims

    • Impact of Black Lives Matter
    • Asian American Discrimination
    • Caregiver / Familial Status Discrimination

    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    New Laws/Regulations

    • New NYCCHR Rules Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination/Accommodations;
    • New NYC Fair Chance Act legislation;
    • Change in Statute of Limitations under NYS law for Sexual Harassment Claims
    • New focuses for EEOC in light of new administration

  • New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.8 General
    California: 1.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Labor & Employment, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, Danielle (Danny) King & Geoffrey 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