- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Workplace protections are now in place for New York City residents who also have caregiving responsibilities at home.

The law, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January, took effect Wednesday.

It protects employees from termination, demotion, or denial of promotion because of their status as a family caregiver.

If the law is broken, the worker could recover lost wages or damages.

The mayor calls family caregivers “unsung heroes.”

The city’s human rights commissioner, Carmelyn Malalis (KAHR’-meh-lihn muh-LAHL’-ihs), says parents and people caring for sick or disabled loved ones are among the hardest workers in the city.

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Online:

- Caregivers’ fact sheet: https://on.nyc.gov/1W8dmsI

- Employers’ fact sheet: https://on.nyc.gov/1Y8Mwyr

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