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License of N. Y. Employment Agency Suspended for Practicing Bias

New York City’s Commissioner of Licenses, Bernard J. O’Connell, today suspended for a month the license of an employment agency, Lynhall Placement Associates, Inc., on charges that the agency “had utilized discriminatory practices on the basis of race, creed or color in the referral of applicants for placement with prospective employers.”

According to the commissioner, the agency had placed certain symbols on its records indicating blas. One symbol, Mr. O’Connell said, was “NJ,” meaning “no Jews, Another symbol, “POK,” meant “person of color.” Mr. O’Connell added. The agency’s suspension is for the month of February.