So proud of Carmelyn P. Malalis, US FWN100™ '09! Appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she's committed to clean up the Commission on Human Rights and paying attention to the needs of the citizens of New York. Way to go, Carmelyn!
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Every year, thousands of New Yorkers turn to the Commission on Human Rights, the city agency responsible for battling discrimination in the workplace, the housing market and beyond.
They describe sexual harassment and racial discrimination on the job, public buildings that remain inaccessible to disabled people, and landlords who refuse to rent to people who receive public assistance.
Then they wait. And wait. And wait.
“I get that folks want to see results,” Ms. Malalis, a 40-year-old lawyer who specializes in workplace discrimination cases, said in an interview. “I know that we’re going to do some great work here.”