Bill Text: NY A11360 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the liability of an employee committing an unlawful discriminatory practice; creates joint and several liability for employers and employees responsible for unlawful discriminatory practices.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-09-19 - referred to governmental operations [A11360 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A11360-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                   September 19, 2018
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. L. Rosen-
          thal) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Oper-
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the  liability  of  an
          employee committing an unlawful discriminatory practice
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  299-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  299-a.  Liability  of  employees.  When  the  division has found an
     4  employer to be liable for an unlawful discriminatory practice  or  prac-
     5  tices  under  this article, the employee responsible for committing such
     6  unlawful discriminatory practice  or  practices  shall  be  jointly  and
     7  severally  liable  with  the employer for any damages awarded under this
     8  article.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.