You deserve a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. Workers should be judged on their merits, not on stereotypes, preconceptions, or immutable characteristics such as race, ethnicity, or gender.
Victims of unlawful workplace discrimination have critical legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation or another form of injunctive relief.
At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, our New York discrimination lawyers are extremely passionate and experienced advocates for workers throughout the state. No matter the circumstances of your discrimination case, we can help. If you were the victim of unlawful employment discrimination in New York, we will fight aggressively to protect your legal rights, your financial interests, and your career prospects, and will fight to prevent discrimination from occurring in the future.
Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect Employees in New York
Employees in New York State may be covered under a wide array of anti-discrimination laws. Below is a list of some of the most important employment law statutes. In addition to these, many local jurisdictions have also adopted their own anti-discrimination laws. In some cases, local laws may provide additional protection to workers.
● Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII);
● Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
● Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
● Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); and
● New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL).
Discrimination Claims We Handle in New York
Sex and Gender Discrimination
State and federal laws protect New York workers against gender and sex discrimination. These are gender-neutral laws, meaning both men and women have the right to file gender discrimination claims. Employers cannot treat workers differently on the basis of their gender, nor can they retaliate against employees for objecting to or reporting sex- or gender-based discrimination.
Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination
Unfortunately, discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin still occurs in this country, including in New York. Companies are prohibited from making hiring, firing, salary, and promotion decisions based on race, color, or national origin. Companies are further prevented from subjecting employees to a hostile work environment as a result of their race, color, or national origin. If you were discriminated against on race-based grounds, our New York employment lawyers will protect your rights.
Workers in New York have certain key protections against age-based discrimination. An employer should never discriminate against an employee based on their age, which includes selecting an employee for layoff or reduction in force as a result of his/her age, or subjecting an employee to age-based harassment in the workplace
A mother who is expecting a child has the right to be treated the same as other workers. If you or your loved one was the victim of pregnancy discrimination in New York State, you should speak to an experienced employment lawyer.
Discrimination against disabled workers is prohibited by New York and federal law. If you or your family member has been discriminated against based on an actual or perceived disability, our experienced New York employment law attorneys can help you get justice and fair treatment.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
Federal anti-discrimination laws still do not provide explicit and complete protections for workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. However, New York state law and local regulations help to fill these gaps. LGBTQ workers in New York have certain key protections, including the right not to be treated differently in the workplace because of their protected traits.
Contact Our New York Discrimination Attorneys Today
At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, we are committed advocates for workers in New York. No one should suffer discrimination in the workplace. If you or your family member was a victim of any type of job-related discrimination, we can help. To schedule a fully confidential consultation with one of our top-rated New York employment law attorneys, please contact our legal team today online or by calling 917-985-7761. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.