LGBT Employment Discrimination
Top New York Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyers
A recent Supreme Court ruling declares that LGBTQ workers are now protected from work discrimination providing equal rights for everyone in the workplace. This means that if you are being discriminated against at work or suffering from a hostile work environment due to your sexual orientation you may have a legally viable claim against your employer.
We represent employees who are suffering from or have experienced the following due to their sexual orientation:
- Sexual harassment
- Gender discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
As with any hostile work environment or discrimination case, your situation must reach certain legal criteria. A hostile work environment is defined as any work environment that makes you feel unsafe, uncomfortable, or scared to be at work and may be caused by a boss or coworker. If this is your experience at work and you feel you have a claim for LGBTQ discrimination, contact the top New York employment attorneys at the Law Office of David H Rosenberg today.
Protect Your Rights at Work As an LGBTQ Employee
Sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace is defined as instances when an employee is subjected to harassment, denial of certain benefits, or a hostile work environment due to their sexual orientation. Undergoing LGBTQ discrimination at work can affect your job status, your opportunity for promotion, your working environment, your health benefits, as well as place undue stress on your life. While the laws in this area are changing to better protect LGBTQ individuals, many people are still experiencing sexual orientation harassment or discrimination at work.
Some examples of this type of sexual orientation discrimination or harassment include:
Examples of Sexual or Gender Orientation Discrimination
For example, you are not hired, promoted, or disciplined (or have been fired) because your boss knows or thinks you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. It’s important to note that this does not include being reprimanded or even fired for not abiding by company policy (ie: being late, failing to meet sales goals). Rather this means being overlooked for a promotion, being wrongfully terminated, or receiving a write-up without any basis. The discrimination can come from one or a few coworkers, from your supervisor, or from the company’s CEO.
Examples of Sexual or Gender Orientation Harassment
Harassment is defined at times an LGBTQ employee is forced to experience comments about your mannerisms, personal life, or sexual activity, as well as being told sexual jokes, receiving requests for sexual favors, undergoing pressure to go on dates, and experiencing unwanted touching or grabbing. Harassment can also include coworkers making obscene gestures, making sexual or hostile comments, or even drawing or showing you pictures or drawings negatively portraying a specific sexual orientation. In more serious cases it may involve sexual assault or rape. Again, your harasser may be an employer, supervisor, co-worker, or even customer. They may be of the same or opposite sex.
Contact Us Today if You Are Experiencing Gender Discrimination at Work
The unfortunate reality is that many people who are not heterosexual still face difficulties at work directly related to being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It is important for employers to provide a safe work environment free from gender discrimination, harassment, and hostility, and provide equal opportunity for all employees. If you are being discriminated against at work due to being LGBTQ contact our offices today at 516-741-0300 to learn how we can help and get a FREE legal consultation.
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