New York Marital Status Discrimination Lawyer
As the financial capital of the world, many multinational corporations maintain some presence in the City of New York. In order to maintain that corporate presence, these corporations’ must hire qualified employees. As we become a more global economy, laws that govern discrimination based on marital status become even more important. In today’s world, owners, customers and other stakeholders require these corporations to hire a diverse staff of employees. The Sanders Firm, P.C., is available to advise and represent employees alleging marital status discrimination in employment.
Marital status discrimination is another form of gender discrimination.
It is important to note that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not specifically protect against marital status discrimination. However, claims of marital status discrimination are viable alleging gender stereotyping although the federal courts have been consistently hostile towards such claims.
Gender discrimination applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.
It is unlawful to harass a person because of his/her gender. It is also unlawful to retaliate against a person because he/she opposes employment practices that discriminates based on gender or for filing a charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to gender discrimination.
State and City Laws
The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) applies to employers with 4 or more employees and offers broader protections. Both the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL specifically recognizes marital status discrimination. In 2005, the New York City Council explicitly rejected the notion that the NYCHRL is equivalent to its federal counterparts, despite any textual similarities between them.
Often employees or applicants will pursue claims of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL and in some cases, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Sanders Firm, P.C., is experienced in handling such matters.
If you feel that you’ve been the victim of marital status discrimination, or would like to have an attorney review your documents to ensure that your rights are protected, contact the New York Marital Status Discrimination Lawyer at The Sanders Firm, P.C., 800-371-4835, today.