The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) protects employees, applicants, and unpaid interns from discrimination and harassment based on their membership in a protected class, and prohibits retaliation. N.Y. Exec. Law § 290 et seq. Effective May 18, 2016, discriminatory prohibitions are expanded to include protections for individuals who have a known relationship or association with a member or members of a protected category under the NYSHRL. 9 NYCRR § 466.14(c)(1).