New City Law Will Permit Suit Over Bias Against Jobless

March 15, 2013 – Media Mention
New York Law Journal
In an article exploring the potential effects of New York City's new unemployment anti-discrimination law, Mara B. Levin, partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's employment group, explains how the law allows an employer to consider the applicant's unemployment when there is a "substantially job-related reason" for doing so. She goes on to explain that while an employer may believe something is a substantial reason, an applicant may not agree. "You're exposing yourself to a potential lawsuit and other claims by an applicant who said, 'I was asked about the circumstances of my unemployment…and therefore that's why I wasn't hired," Ms. Levin said.