This two-hour training explains the employment rights of people with HIV, viral hepatitis, and/or substance use disorders. It focuses on anti-discrimination laws, such as New York City and State Human Rights Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and touches on issues related to health and life insurance.
This training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including the new right for adolescents to consent to HIV treatment.
News and Highlights
The Legal Action Center applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposals to enforce parity and remove insurance barriers to improve access to substance use disorder and mental health care for tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
The Legal Action Center commends Governor Andrew Cuomo on the landmark criminal justice and opioid and other substance use disorder (SUD) initiatives included in his 2019 Justice Agenda.
LAC recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the recently passed First Step Act. While this legislation represents crucial bipartisan support for criminal justice reform and includes some important sentencing and prison reforms, there is still much work to be done.
On October 16, 2018 Legal Action Center staff, Board, partners, and supporters joined at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City to honor two incredible individuals and raise awareness and funds for the Center’s important mission.