Discrimination in Public Accommodation is Illegal in New Hampshire

Recently New Hampshire amended their Discrimination in Public Accommodation bill. HB 1143 amends RSA 354-A:17. A few of the amendments under ‘reasonable accommodation’ are:

“(c) Making the use and equal enjoyment of dwellings, facilities, and services associated with housing accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities by modifying rules, policies, practices, or services in housing.

(d) Making the use and equal enjoyment of public accommodations, as defined in paragraph XIV, accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities by modifying policies, practices, or services to provide such access.”

NH Statute 354-A:2 defines place of public accommodation as:

“any inn, tavern or hotel, whether conducted for entertainment, the housing or lodging of transient guests, or for the benefit, use or accommodations of those seeking health, recreation or rest, any restaurant, eating house, public conveyance on land or water, bathhouse, barbershop, theater, golf course, sports arena, health care provider, and music or other public hall, store or other establishment which caters or offers its services or facilities or goods to the general public. ‘Public accommodation’ shall not include any institution or club which is in its nature distinctly private.”

To see the changes in full, please click here.

This posting is required for business where the public has access.

New Hampshire Required Postings

This poster will be added to the New Hampshire GovDocs New Hampshire Labor Law Poster Package in electronic and printed formats, along with other workplace postings required for New Hampshire employers.

  • Minimum Wage Law
  • Protective Legislation Law
  • Whistleblowers’ Protection Act
  • Unemployment Notice
  • Employment Discrimination Is Against The Law
  • Workers’ Right To Know
  • Informational Memo: Child Labor
  • Criteria to Establish an Employee or Independent Contractor

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