New York State and New York City’s human rights laws prohibit discrimination based on arrest history or criminal conviction history. And there’s only two narrow exceptions to this prohibition.
When you complain to your employer, what you have to do is tell your employer. When I say tell, you can tell, you can speak, you will speak, you will be interviewed about it, but make sure it’s all documented.
A major victory by William J. Sipser at a trial at the New York State Division of Human Rights on behalf of his client Chrystal Martinez, was upheld by a June 2018 decision by the Appellate Division, First Department. The Manhattan appeals court upheld Sipser’s trial verdict where he proved that Martinez was fired illegally due to her disability.