Height and Weight Discrimination Ban Becomes Law in New York City

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023, (NEW YORK, NY) - “The RWDSU stands in support of ending all forms of discrimination in the workplace,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). “Mayor Adams just took a big step towards that goal by signing into law a ban on height and weight discrimination in the workplace. This law will change countless workers’ lives for the better. As a union that represents thousands of workers in the fashion retail industry, we are acutely aware of how size discrimination impacts workers’ job opportunities, as well as their earning potential and career advancement opportunities. Workers come in all shapes and sizes and that is a good thing. We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Councilmember Abreu, NAAFA and the Retail Action Project to pass this bill. Every single New Yorker deserves the right to a workplace free of all forms of prejudice and discrimination.”