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

In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents those who believe they have experienced LGBT discrimination. Over the years, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) discrimination has become a major issue in the workplace as affected have asserted their rights under federal, state, and local laws. LGBT discrimination, which is also known as sexual orientation discrimination, is a form of gender bias.

In New York City, which has one of the most diverse populations in the world, LGBT discrimination is a major issue. Many international companies are located in the City, which is also the financial epicenter of what is a growing global economy. New York City, importance as a financial center means that there are a vast number of opportunities for people to work in an array of jobs. It also means that there are many opportunities for LGBT discrimination to occur.

In many cases, employees or applicants will pursue claims of LGBT discrimination 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.

LGBT and Gender Discrimination

Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not specifically protect against sexual orientation discrimination, at The Sanders Firm, P.C. when we represent clients in LGBT cases we inform them that claims of sexual orientation discrimination are viable when alleging gender stereotyping, despite the fact that 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 important to note, the fact is that it is unlawful to harass a person because of his/her gender. In addition, when an employee asserts and files a claim regarding LGBT discrimination any type of retaliation by an employer against that employee is unlawful. Employers may not harass or retaliate against employees who testify or participate in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to gender discrimination.

New York State and City Laws

In New York the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), which are applicable to employers who employ 4 or more workers, provides broader protections than those statutes on the federal level. Both the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL specifically recognize sexual orientation discrimination.

Taking Action

If you have been the victim of LGBT discrimination call The Sanders Firm, P.C. We will work with you systematically in pursuing your claim. After contacting us, we will review your claim and offer insights into possible courses of action that may be taken. At The Sanders Firm, P.C. we will be your voice for justice when you experience LGBT discrimination.