ALBANY (Mar. 9)
Two measures designed to prohibit discrimination in employment and to increase civil rights protection were introduced in the New York State Senate today by Senator Wicks. One bill would set up a state Fair Employment Commission empowered to compel employers to cease discriminating against any workers because of race, creed or color. The other bill would create a “Civil Rights Bureau” in the Attorney-General’s office to probe all complaints of violations of civil rights.
The bill to bar employment discrimination defines the following practices as illegal: 1. Advertising or use of any printed form which contains specification or limitation as to race, color, creed or national origin; 2. Inquiry of any employment agency about race, color, creed or national origin.