Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2022, 6:44 PM

Harassment Added to Law Firm Bias Rules in New York State Update

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

An update to New York’s law firm discrimination rules adding harassment provisions and lowering the reporting requirements was adopted by the state intermediate-level appellate courts on Tuesday.

New York’s Rule 8.4(g) of the Rules of Professional Conduct previously barred unlawful discrimination in the practice of law, including in hiring. It also outlined a comprehensive process for filing of complaints.

While the old rule required exhaustion of administrative remedies before a complaint could be brought, “that requirement is now eliminated,” Stephen Gillers, who lectures on professional responsibility at New York University School of Law, told Bloomberg Law Tuesday.

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