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LAS Demands Investigation into Discrimination at Local Blood Labs

Attorneys at The Legal Aid Society pushed New York Attorney General Letitia James and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for calls for an investigation of BioReference Laboratories – a blood lab receiving tens of millions of dollars in government contracts – after receiving complaints of racial discrimination alleging years of unequal pay and discriminatory work conditions, as reported by THE CITY.

Legal Aid filed federal discrimination complaints on behalf of six employees – all women of Chinese descent – with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this week against BioReference.

Legal Aid’s Carmela Huang, Supervising Attorney with the Employment Law Unit, welcomed calls for an investigation put forward by Queens State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who sent letters Monday to AG James and Comptroller DiNapoli requesting a thorough review of BioReference’s conduct.