Governor Kathy Hochul signed a crucial amendment in late November extending the statute of limitations for filing discrimination complaints with the Division of Human Rights (DHR) in New York.
This amendment, effective February 2024, stretches the timeframe from one to three years, significantly impacting workplace discrimination claims.
The amendment primarily addresses discrimination in the workplace, particularly concerning New York’s extensive list of protected classes. Employers would be wise to adopt an even greater vigilance about decision-making that could impact these classes in employment matters.
This change means a potential surge in workplace discrimination complaints, as employees now have an extended period to report concerns. Please contact TripleTrack for support in proactively addressing potential issues and discriminatory practices, recognizing the heightened importance of maintaining a discrimination-free workplace.