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DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING

What Is Prohibited?
No one may take any of the following actions in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, disability or source of income:

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing

In Mortgage Lending:

  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan
  • Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan

In Addition: It is illegal for anyone to:

  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
  • Discriminate in appraising property.
  • Refuse to purchase a loan or
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.


Additional Protections Apply If You Have A Disability
There are specific Requirements for New Buildings (ready for 1st occupancy after March 13, 1991)

To initiate a complaint in
HOUSING

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Complete the form and mail to:

Nassau County Commission on
Human Rights
240 Old Country Road, Suite 606
Mineola, NY 11501

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EMPLOYMENT or PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

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DISCRIMINATION IN
EMPLOYMENT / PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

What is Prohibited?
It shall be an Unlawful Discriminatory Act if any of the following occurs because of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, disability, age, religion, gender, source of income or sexual orientation of any such individual.

  • An employer may not refuse to hire or discharge from employment or discriminate in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment
  • An employment agency may not discriminate in referring an applicant or applicants to an employer or employers
  • A labor organization may not exclude or expel from its membership or discriminate against any of its members or against any employer or any individual employed by an employer
  • Employment advertisements and application forms may not directly or indirectly restrict a job to certain people by specification
  • Any employer, labor organization or employment agency may not discharge or otherwise discriminate against any person because he has opposed any practices forbidden under this title or because he had filed a complaint, testified or assisted in any proceeding under this title.

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency or any joint labor management committee controlling apprentice training programs because of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, disability, age, religion, gender, source of income or sexual orientation of any such individual:

  • To refuse any persons for an apprentice training program registered with the state of New York on any basis other than their lack of qualifications as determined by objective criteria which permit review.
  • To discriminate against any person in their pursuit of such programs or discriminate against such a person in the terms, conditions or privileges of such programs
  • To print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any statement, advertisement or publication, or to use any form of application for such programs or to make any inquiry in connection with such program which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification or discrimination

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any place of public accommodation to refuse or deny a person any of the accommodations, advantages, or privileges thereof, or, to publish, issue, display, post or mail any written or printed communication, notice or advertisement to the effect that any of the accommodation, advantages and privileges of any such place shall be refused or denied to any person because of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, disability, age, religion, gender, source of income or sexual orientation of any such individual.

  • No person shall aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce the doing of any of the acts forbidden under this title, or attempt to do so.
  • It is unlawful to retaliate or discriminate against any person because he or she has opposed any practices forbidden under  the title or because he has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under this title.