Long Island Gender Discrimination Lawyers
New York Employment Discrimination Attorneys Assisting Workers Facing Gender Discrimination
Gender discrimination does not belong in the Long Island workplace. Whether you discovered that you are being paid substantially less than another employee who has the same job title and duty as you on the basis of gender, or you have faced harassment in the workplace because of your gender, one of the dedicated and experienced Long Island gender discrimination lawyers at our firm can assist you.
Understanding Long Island Laws Prohibiting Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Gender discrimination can be unlawful under both federal law and state law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) clarifies that “discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII.”
The New York State Human Rights Law expressly prohibits gender discrimination in employment, stating that “the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, marital status, or disability, is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right.”
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Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Wage & Hour Disputes
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
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