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.