New York Sex & Gender Discrimination Attorneys
NYC Gender & Sex Employment Laws
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 womanly”
- 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 been the victim of workplace discrimination? Call (646) 490-0221 and speak to an attorney.
Understanding Your Rights Against Gender Discrimination
Gender discrimination in the workplace is not only unfair, but it is also against the law. As an employee, you have the right to a safe and inclusive work environment, free from any form of discrimination based on your gender or sex. At Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, our experienced New York City gender discrimination attorneys are here to help you understand and protect your rights.
Our team of dedicated lawyers specializes in handling gender discrimination cases and can assist you in:
- Providing legal advice and guidance on your rights under New York City and federal employment laws
- Assessing your case and determining if you have a valid claim for gender discrimination
- Gathering evidence and building a strong case to support your claims
- Negotiating with employers and their legal representatives to seek fair compensation for the harm caused by discrimination
- Representing you in court if necessary, fighting vigorously to ensure that justice is served
Don't let gender discrimination go unchallenged. Contact our experienced attorneys today at (646) 490-0221 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards fighting for your rights and creating a more equitable workplace.
Have you Experienced Discrimination? Call (646) 490-0221
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 LLP.
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
Schedule your initial consultation today to discover your legal options so that you can move on with your career and your life. Why choose our firm? See our awards and accolades or read what our clients have to say about us.
Outstanding lawyer. Always available, conscientious and extremely knowledgeable. Excellent at following-up both with his clients and with opposing counsel. Regardless of the size of the case, Brian will put in the work and always treat his clients with the utmost professionalism and respect.- N.W.
I received the most compassionate and professional assistance from SP&H. I felt that Mr. Heller truly cared about me and the situation I was in. He was able to be my voice during a difficult time. He responded promptly to any correspondence, took the time to explain to me any questions or concerns, and helped ease any kind of stress that I had during a dispute with a previous employer. I highly recommend this firm. You are not just a number, they treat you like family. I trusted them entirely. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your devoted time and effort in my legal matter.- A.M.
Schwartz, Perry & Heller, LLP are the most skilled Lawyers for your discrimination case in the Tri-State area. Their integrity, personal attention, and knowledge are superior. They won my case and can win yours. Nothing beats the best.- D.K.
Davida Perry and Brian Heller are very caring, attentive and highly skilled negotiators who gave me expert representation to win my negotiation and achieve my goals.- D.New York, NY
Amazing team of Attorneys. From day 1 of the consultation to the very end I felt like the most important client to the firm. Brian Heller who I dealt with personally was amazing. Whether it was a call or email responses were very prompt and I was kept informed every step of the way. Even a few calls just to check in and say hello. Truly an incredible experience and I would recommend them to anyone seeking justice. If they take your case they will fight with you to the end. A+- D.W.
On short notice, Brian Heller reviewed contracts with complex international dimensions and found important discrepancies that I and other senior-level executives had missed completely. He was fast, thorough, and detail-oriented in providing pragmatic advice that enabled us to be sure that we were getting the fairest and best possible treatment under the law. We remain tremendously grateful for his support and look forward to working with him again.- Eric
After having a terrible experience at my last job, facing the anxiety again of having to rehash the treatment was daunting. Davida Perry not only did an amazing job calming down my nerves but she fought for me tooth and nail and did a great job securing what my past employer owed me. I won’t lie, there were moments I wanted to give up, but Davida was always there to help me stay focused and realize that I didn’t need to let them win. She was really great at countering all of their arguments, I pity anyone that would try to prove her wrong. She thought of everything we need and kept me constantly updated. Mostly what I appreciated about Davida was her kindness, and her genuine care for my mental health. She wanted to make sure I was taking care of myself during a very trying time. I cannot recommend this firm enough. They all clearly care about their clients and want to do best for you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself, and if you’re worried about the challenges that lie ahead be sure to team with Schwartz Perry & Heller, they will have your back and fight for justice.- T.B.
Brian was extremely helpful and responsive it helping me review my first ever separation agreement. He was able to explain the legalese in a way that allowed me to understand the risks I could be taking on down the road. After speaking to him, I was able to negotiate to include additional language in my agreement that will protect my future career. He was nothing but professional and incredibly responsive. I can't recommend him enough.- Former Client