Effective October 15, 2018 NYC employers are required to engage in and document a “cooperative dialogue” with an employee who requests a reasonable accommodation:
- for religious needs;
- due to a disability;
- as a result of pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition; or
- as a result of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking.
NYC employers should update their employee handbooks and leave policies, and begin training managers to comply with these requirements.