Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity
Ensuring Equality in the Workplace

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.  We take affirmative steps to ensure that all programs and services are open to all New Yorkers, free of discrimination based on protected class status, including race, religion/creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, political affiliation or belief, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other impermissible basis.  

Sexual Harassment Resources
Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
New York State is leading the nation with laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. For employers and business owners, learn more about the model sexual harassment policy and what you need to know as an employer. For workers, know your rights and where you can get help.

Notification of Worker Rights
Equal Opportunity is the Law

The “Equal Opportunity is the Law” poster provides information on how to file a discrimination complaint.  You may file a discrimination complaint if you think your employer or the Department of Labor discriminated against you or against any specific group of people.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act
NYS Non-Discrimination Plan