Queens New York Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Gays, Lesbians and Transgender People in New York
Our state is unusual in that it has been fairly proactive in providing protections for people who are gay. The realization that if people are driven out of their current jobs, certain fields will become primarily or exclusively “gay professions” and will damage the community as a whole has caused the promotion of laws to protect gay people from harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Our firm has grown a substantial practice in protecting your rights as a gay man, lesbian or transgender person, using these laws. We believe that everyone deserves the same rights and protections in the workplace. No one should have to work in an environment that is hostile, where epithets are hurled at you because of your choice of partner, and you are passed over for promotion or written up unnecessarily because your supervisor doesn’t “approve of your lifestyle choice.”
Our attorneys will aggressively defend your rights and will take your case all the way to court if that is what is necessary. We understand that your livelihood, your community and your pride are at stake here. The more gay-friendly all workplaces become, the easier it is for everyone to be accepted. The whole situation may feel uncomfortable and embarrassing to you, but know that standing up for your rights will not just help you, but will benefit the community as a whole.
New York Gay and Lesbian Discrimination Attorneys ? Manhattan ? Staten Island ? Brooklyn ? The Bronx
Discrimination can be subtle as well as overt. If you have been passed over more than once for promotion when less qualified, straight people have not, or if you’ve been written up for seemingly minor or nonexistent things, these may be discriminatory behaviors and are actionable. What’s more, if you file a complaint with your human resources department and then are called on the carpet for it by your supervisor, or receive retaliation in some other way, this is also illegal. If you’ve experienced this, it’s time to call a lawyer.
Any action against you in the workplace that is motivated by your sexual preference is a reason to call our law firm. We offer a free consultation, so come in, tell us your story and we can tell you whether or not you have a case. We do this for the protection of everyone’s rights. We believe in what we fight for.
Contact our sexual orientation discrimination lawyers at 800-240-9269 to discuss your situation.