Secure Jobs NYC

Photo: Our member leader Julio Hernández on the campaign launch

The Secure Jobs Act

Is proposed New York City legislation that will protect workers against unjust and arbitrary firings by requiring that employers give employees advance notice and show that they have a good reason before they discharge a worker.

New York City’s at-will employment system allows employers to terminate workers at any time -- without a fair reason or for no reason at all. Although there exist protections against certain types of discriminatory or retaliatory terminations, they are difficult to enforce under at-will employment where employers are not required to provide an actual reason for termination – and where many unfair reasons for firings remain perfectly legal.

An unjust firing and sudden loss of income can be devastating to workers and their families.

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