New York Religious 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 religious beliefs 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 religious discrimination in employment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 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 religious beliefs. It is also unlawful to retaliate against a person because he/she opposes employment practices that discriminates based on religious beliefs or for filing a charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to religious discrimination.
State and City Laws
The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) apply to employers with 4 or more employees and offers broader protections. 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 religious discrimination, or would like to have an attorney review your documents to ensure that your rights are protected, contact the New York Religious Discrimination Lawyer at The Sanders Firm, P.C., 800-371-4835, today.