Q: I heard New York City is adding height and weight as protected categories. What does that mean for employers?
A: Effective November 22, height and weight will be added as protected categories under the New York City Human Rights Law. Employers will be prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees based on their height or weight. There are no definitions for height or weight, meaning these categories are like race or religion, and all ranges of height and weight are protected.Continue Reading NYC to Prohibit Employment Discrimination Based on Height and Weight