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

Over the years, The Sanders Firm, P.C. has seen areas of the law, such as marital status discrimination, develop and change. New laws, new ways of defining “marital status,” and changing perceptions of family have all contributed to these changes. New York, which has such a diverse population, is the financial center of the world, serving and fostering a global economy. A large number of important institutions, including multinational corporations, universities, and cultural organizations are located in New York and are a part of what is a massive job market. All of these entities require workers to fill a range of positions. In this context, laws that protect workers from discriminatory practices must be protected in order to ensure that rights are preserved and workers are treated fairly and equally.

In many cases, employees or applicants will pursue claims of marital status 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.

Marital Status Discrimination

Marital status discrimination is just another form of gender discrimination, and although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not specifically protect against marital status discrimination, at The Sanders Firm, P.C. we have discovered that claims of marital status discrimination are viable when alleging gender stereotyping. This is despite the fact that the federal courts have been consistently hostile towards such claims. In considering a marital status discrimination claim, it is important to consider that on the federal level gender discrimination applies to employers with 15 or more employees. This includes 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 or facts connected to gender such as marital status. Additionally, the law prohibits retaliatory actions by employers against employees who have made a claim regarding marital status discrimination. An employer may not retaliate against an employee for filing a charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to gender discrimination.

New York State and City Laws

The Sanders Firm, P.C. utilizes the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) when pursuing claims concerning marital status. Both the NYSHRL and NYCHRL pertain to employers with 4 or more employees. Both laws offer more wide sweeping protections than federal laws. Both the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL specifically recognize marital status discrimination.

Working with Your Claim

If you feel as if you have experienced marital status discrimination, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. We will discuss your claim with you and offer you with possible ways in which you may pursue your complaint. The Sanders Firm, P.C. will provide you with a legal consultation regarding marital status discrimination. We are dedicated to being your voice for justice if you have been the victim of marital status discrimination.