Long Island Transgender Discrimination Attorneys
Long Island Employment Lawyers With Experience Handling Transgender Discrimination Claims
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our Long Island transgender discrimination lawyers represent employees with care, compassion, and the highest level of professional skill. Transgender and gender non-conforming workers are protected by state and federal law. If you were the victim of transgender discrimination in the workplace, we are more than ready to protect your rights. To set up a confidential consultation with a New York workplace discrimination attorney, please call us at 347-464-8694 or contact us directly online.
An Overview of Legal Protections for Transgender Workers in New York
For decades, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals have faced unfair treatment in employment and in society at large. Only recently have transgender employees been able to access true workplace protections. If you are transgender or gender non-conforming person in Long Island, you are protected by state and federal regulations:
- New York State Law: New York’s Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) is that primary state law protected transgender employees. As state authorities explain, SONDA protects every worker based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Transgender and gender non-conforming people are protected by this statute. In addition, New York state courts have consistently ruled that the state’s Human Rights Law bars discrimination against an employee based on their transgender status.
- Federal Law: In June of 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision in an employment discrimination case (Bostock v. Clayton County). In its ruling, the nation’s top court determined that transgender employees are protected against workplace discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Your gender identity should not be used against you to deny you access to fair treatment and full opportunities in the workplace. Employers must be held accountable for discriminating against transgender workers and/or allowing the harassment of transgender workers to persist unremedied. State and federal labor laws allow you to bring a claim for mistreatment.
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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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