Public Accommodation Discrimination

Pospis Law represents victims of unlawful discrimination in places of public accommodation.

Such protections are provided under federal, state, and local law. For example, the New York City Human Rights Law provides:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person who is the owner, franchisor, franchisee, lessor, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place or provider of public accommodation:

1. Because of any person’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, uniformed service or alienage or citizenship status, directly or indirectly:

(a) To refuse, withhold from or deny to such person the full and equal enjoyment, on equal terms and conditions, of any of the accommodations, advantages, services, facilities or privileges of the place or provider of public accommodation; or

(b) To represent to any person that any accommodation, advantage, facility or privilege of any such place or provider of public accommodation is not available when in fact it is available[.]

N.Y.C. Admin. Code 8-107(4).

If you believe you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination in such a place, please contact us today to discuss your rights.