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

In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. fights for those who have suffered partnership status discrimination. This form of discrimination focuses on domestic relationships such as those of same-sex couples. In New York City, which embraces diversity in many ways including LGBT, partnership status discrimination is an issue that is important to innumerable couples. New York is the financial center of the world where many multinational corporations maintain a presence. This fact means that those in the workplace have access to a wide range of job opportunities. In addition, there are thousands upon thousands of more jobs at prestigious organizations such as hospitals, universities, and financial institutions. With diversity being a hallmark of New York City, it is essential that we guard against partnership status discrimination and other forms of discrimination.

Often employees or job applicants will pursue claims of discrimination under various laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL, and NYCHRL. Also the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 will at times be used in such discrimination cases.

Partnership Status Discrimination

Partnership status discrimination is another form of gender discrimination. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not specifically protect against partnership status discrimination, The Sanders Firm, P.C. notes that claims of partnership status discrimination are viable when alleging gender stereotyping. Still, it has been observed that the federal courts have been consistently hostile towards such claims. Gender discrimination pertains to those businesses that employee 15 or more, including federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.

It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who claims they are engaged in partnership status discrimination. An employee has every right to be involved in testimony or aspects of any investigation of an employer’s alleged discriminatory practices without suffering any reprisals. Additionally, it is unlawful for an employer to harass an employee because of their gender, including partnership status.

New York State and City Laws

The Sanders Firm, P.C. often utilizes protections afforded by the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). These laws apply to those companies with 4 or more employees. Both offer broader protections than those associated with federal law. The NYSHRL and the NYCHRL specifically recognize partnership status discrimination.

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If you believe that you have suffered partnership status discrimination, call The Sanders Firm, P.C. When you do so a lawyer who is experienced in gender and partnership status discrimination law will review your claim, discussing possible routes you may take regarding your suit. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is dedicated to being your voice for justice when you have been the victim of any type of discrimination, including discriminatory practices related to partnership status.