The Sanders Firm, P.C.: New York Gender Discrimination Lawyer

The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents those who allege gender discrimination and those claiming to have suffered from other types of discriminatory practices, such as compensation, arrest, and age discrimination. With its law offices in New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. is ideally located to work with the diverse workforce that serves what is the financial capital of the world. New York is truly a unique place as many of the world’s most prestigious corporations are located.

Those corporations and the innumerable other companies that also transact business need qualified employees who are part of a diverse applicant pool. With so much opportunity in the job market, there is also the chance that when applying for a position or when working for a company people will encounter and experience gender discrimination. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is ready to handle your claim if you feel you have been the victim of gender discrimination.

Those who do utilize The Sanders Firm, P.C., which is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of discrimination and the law, often decide to pursue claims of discrimination in regards to gender or pregnancy under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL. They may also file in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender discrimination, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations, occurs when an employer does not treat an employee in an equal manner due to their sex. Someone may not be treated in an unfair manner due to his or her gender. In doing so, an employer is violating a person’s right to be treated equally. In addition, no one may be harassed because of their gender.

In filing a claim against an employer for gender discrimination, it is unlawful for the employer to harass the claimant or to retaliate because they have filed a claim. The employer may also not take any such actions, such as harassment or retaliation, against an employee because they are testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to gender discrimination.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA)

An employer may not discriminate against someone because they are pregnant. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employers or covered entities from discriminating against employees or applicants based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. As it is with gender discrimination, the PDA applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.

New York State and City Laws

The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents those in New York filing claims regarding pregnancy and gender discrimination. Both of which are illegal in New York State. The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) protect employees from gender discrimination and apply to employers with 4 or more employees. Both offer broader protections than federal statutes.

Contact Us

If you believe, you have experienced gender or pregnancy discrimination, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C., and we will discuss your case with you, reviewing possible paths you may take in pursuing your claim. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is your voice for justice when you have experienced discrimination.