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.