New York and federal law protects employees from employment discrimination in the workplace. Workers are protected against discrimination when being hired, fired, promoted or being mistreated as a result of their race, ethnic identity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other personal features. Call The Stein Law Group, PLLC at 800-516-2812 if you think you are a victim of discrimination. The consultation is free.
The New York City Human Rights Law
In order to prevent people from being discriminated against in the workplace the federal government passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to engage in employment discrimination because of an employee’s:
- National origin
- Ethnic identity
Employees in New York City receive further protection through the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. These laws make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their:
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
The New York City Human Rights Law also prohibits discrimination based on the reasons prohibited by the federal law, but covers smaller employers – those having as little as four employees.
Contact Our Discrimination Attorneys Today
The Stein Law Group, PLLC is ready to help you with your claim of illegal discrimination. Call us today toll free at 1(800)516-2812 to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.