Sex and Gender Discrimination
New York Employment Attorney
The workplace must be an equal opportunity environment for both men and
women. This is not just a suggestion, it is the law. In the state of New
York, it is illegal for an employer to treat employees differently solely
based on gender or sex. Sex and gender discrimination laws protect both
men and women from issues such as unequal pay,
sexual harassment, and positional bias. If you think you have experienced discrimination
in the workplace, do not hesitate to call Schwartz Perry & Heller.
Our New York employment attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience and can help you to hold
employers responsible for discriminatory actions. We know that experiencing
any workplace issue can be tremendously stressful and you may believe
that your livelihood is in danger. However, companies cannot legally take
retaliatory actions against employees for expressing their rights. For
more information, read our guide to
the basic elements of a discrimination claim.
Our firm can help you to recover damages including:
- Lost wages
- Emotional hardship
- Legal fees
- Punitive damages
Have you been the victim of workplace discrimination? Call (646) 490-0221
and speak to an attorney.
Employee Protections Against Discrimination
Under New York law, employers must hold men and women to the same workplace
policies and standards when making decisions such as hiring, termination,
promotion, training, position requirements, and general office treatment
and demeanor. Sex and gender can include a person’s biological characteristics,
social constructions regarding gender identity, or a mix of both. This
means that an employer cannot take negative action against a worker for
physical or perceived issues of sex and gender.
Examples of sex and gender discrimination can include:
- You are repeatedly denied promotions at work that are filled by members
of the opposite sex despite the fact that they are demonstrably less qualified.
- Members of one sex are paid more than their counterparts.
- Employees are reprimanded for being “too manly” or “too
- An employer makes a hiring decision based on information such as if an
applicant is married, has children, or plans to have children.
- Managers or staff harass or speak to workers of one gender in a demeaning
or derogatory manner.
- Employers will only hire applicants based on the sex or gender of workers
who are “traditionally” perceived to fill those roles.
Have you Experienced Discrimination? Call (646) 490-0221
Outdated viewpoints have managed to survive in the workplace which hinder
the progress of both men and women. This behavior is unacceptable and
if you have experienced any form of negative treatment based on your sex
or gender, Schwartz Perry & Heller can help. Our New York employment
attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your situation and provide
straightforward legal advocacy regarding the strength of your claim.
Schedule your initial consultation today to discover your legal options so that you can move on with your
career and your life.
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