New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed laws Friday that may ban discrimination primarily based on physique measurement by including weight and top to the checklist of protected classes equivalent to race, intercourse and faith.
Adams, a Democrat who revealed a e book about reversing his diabetes by means of a plant-based weight-reduction plan, mentioned the ordinance “will help level the playing field for all New Yorkers, create more inclusive workplaces and living environments, and protect against discrimination.”
Exemptions below the ordinance, which the metropolis council handed this month, embrace circumstances by which a person’s top or weight may stop them from performing important features of a job.
DEA revokes license of drug distributor
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration stripped one of many nation’s largest drug distributors of its license to promote extremely addictive painkillers Friday after figuring out it didn’t flag hundreds of suspicious orders on the top of the opioid disaster.
The motion towards Morris & Dickson Co. that threatens to place it out of enterprise got here two days after an Associated Press investigation discovered the DEA allowed the corporate to maintain delivery medicine for almost 4 years after a choose advisable the harshest penalty for its “cavalier disregard” of guidelines geared toward stopping opioid abuse.
The DEA acknowledged the time it took to subject its remaining resolution was “longer than typical for the agency” however blamed Morris & Dickson partially for holding up the method by in search of delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic.