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Law Prohibiting Job Discrimination in New York State Will Be Rigidly Enforced

The New York State law prohibiting racial and religious discrimination by holders of war contracts will be rigidly enforced, it was announced here today by Frieda S. Miller, State Industrial Commissioner and chairman of the Committee on Discrimination in Employment of the State War Council. The law, enacted several months ago, provides a fine of not less than $50 or not more than $500 for employers failing to comply.

“For more than a year our committee has been waging a campaign against bigoted hiring practice,” said Miss Miller. “If appeal and persuasion fail to convince holders of war contracts that they should hire an applicant on his merits – regardless of his race, color, creed or national origin, such employers will be served with a formal order. If they fail to comply with the order they will be prosecuted.”