Challenging a Firing Under NYC Law

This letter is drafted to challenge, under New York City’s Human Rights Law, a firing, demotion, or other change in how you are treated at work because your employer knows you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It also requests “reasonable accommodations,” or changes at the workplace, to help you stay safe and do your job.

Important notice: Legal Momentum has developed this sample demand letter as a model that may be useful for individuals seeking to enforce their legal rights. However, because laws and legal procedures frequently change and are subject to differing interpretations, Legal Momentum cannot ensure that the information in this letter is current, nor be responsible for any use to which it is put. Before relying on this information, you are advised to consult an attorney or appropriate agency about your legal rights in your particular situation. If you need assistance in finding a lawyer, contact Legal Momentum, the bar association in your state, your local legal services office, domestic or sexual violence coalition, or service provider.