New York Law
Civil Rights Law
Consolidated Laws of New York
Article 4C - NY Civil Rights Law
S 48. Definitions. As used in this article, the term "unique genetic
disorder" shall mean and be limited to sickle cell trait, carriers of
Tay-sachs disease or carriers of Cooley's anemia.
S 48-a. Employment of persons with certain genetic disorders. Unless
it can be clearly shown that a person's unique genetic disorder would
prevent such person from performing the particular job, no person who is
otherwise qualified shall be denied equal opportunities to obtain and/or
maintain employment and/or to advance in position in his job solely
because said person has a unique genetic disorder regardless of whether
the employer or prospective employer is the state or any political
subdivision thereof or any other category of employer.
S 48-b. Penalties. Any person or legal entity, public or private, who
or which violates any provision of section forty-eight-a of this article
shall be guilty of a violation.
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