Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Aggressive Representation to Address Sexual Orientation Discrimination in New York City
Federal law does not provide protections for discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, both the State and City of New York have laws that are designed to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination based on heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality. If you are concerned that you have been discriminated against by an employer based on either perceived or actual sexual orientation, you should seek experienced legal help as soon as possible.
At the law firm of Taubman, Kimelman & Soroka, LLP, our New York City sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of employees throughout New York, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island as well as Long Island and Westchester. We work hard to put a stop to discrimination and harassment and hold employers accountable for their illegal actions. For aggressive representation, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Examples of Discrimination Due to Sexual Orientation
Discrimination based on sexual orientation can be readily apparent or take on more subtle forms, and can occur at any stage of employment, from recruitment to final termination. Our New York employment law attorneys handle all types of discrimination cases, including those involving:
- Job denials based on perceived or actual sexual orientation
- Being passed over for raises or promotions based on sexual identity
- Being denied benefits
- Job terminations based on sexual orientation
- Hostile work environments involving harassment, unwanted physical contact and inappropriate comments or jokes
It is important to remember that your actual sexual identity is irrelevant to a valid discrimination claim. As long as your employer perceives your sexual orientation as something else, and acts in a discriminatory manner as a result, you may have experienced legal discrimination. Of course, discrimination based on your actual sexual orientation is actionable as well. We will thoroughly review your claims to help determine the strength of your case and inform you of your options.
Call for a Free and Confidential Consultation to Know Your Legal Rights
If you have experienced harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace, speak with us. Contact our New York sexual orientation discrimination lawyers online or call 212-227-8140 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.