A letter to the editor which was written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, was run in this week’s Crain’s New York Business. The letter spoke to the major problems and high potential for a landslide of lawsuits with a recent enactment in NYC of a law to allow rejected job applicants to sue for alleged discrimination based on employment status.
“The New York City Council’s recent enactment of a law to allow rejected job applicants to sue for alleged discrimination based on employment status (“Lawsuits feared from new unemployment law,” March 14) will do more harm than good. In aiming to protect the jobless, this new law will actually make it more difficult to find a job.
Faced with the threat of litigation, many companies will simply hire fewer people or seek to fill positions internally. For small businesses on a tight budget, the threat of litigation will have a significant impact on hiring and will compromise their ability to grow.”