“Employers beware: starting this fall, the next potential job applicant to walk through your door may actually be an undercover city employee looking to root out discrimination,” notes Crain’s New York Business.
Following recent legislation — reported on by Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor Practice Group earlier this month — the NYC Commission on Human Rights will send “testers” disguised as job applicants across the city, looking to root out employment discrimination.
Crain’s spoke to Goldberg Segalla’s Caroline J. Berdzik following the firm’s alert on this topic. “This agency is supposed to enforce discrimination law, not create new actions,” Caroline told the publication. “This is going to open a whole can of worms.”
Caroline predicted the new law could create a legal headache for the city, especially if employers feel entrapped by the discrimination testers.