NYC Gender-Based Discrimination Lawyers
Workers’ Rights Attorneys Serving New York & Connecticut
Sex and gender-based workplace discrimination involves treating an employee or a job applicant unfavorably because of that person’s sex. Discrimination against an individual because of their gender, including transgender status, or because of their sexual orientation is illegal.
At The Boyd Law Group, PLLC, we have years of proven results in advocating on behalf of individuals who have suffered discriminatory practices or incidents by their employers or potential employers. With decades of combined employment law experience, our legal team has the insight, skills, and commitment you need to fight back against workplace discrimination.
What Is Sex & Gender-Based Discrimination?
New York law, Connecticut law, and federal law prohibit employment discrimination based on sex or gender. Employers are required to apply the same policies and standards to all individuals in the workplace, regardless of their sex or gender identity or a combination of both.
This means that, as an employee or potential future employee, you cannot suffer adverse decisions or actions because of your physical/biological characteristics or because of any employer perceived issues about your sex or gender identification/expression. These laws apply to all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, training, promotions, job assignments, shifts, or job requirements, and general treatment within the workplace.
Examples of sex and gender discrimination can include but are not limited to:
- You are paid less for similar work by members of the opposite sex who may not even be as qualified as you
- You are continually denied promotions which are always given to members of the opposite sex or only to non-transgender individuals despite the fact that you are equally or more qualified
- You are not hired after being asked about your marital status and if you are planning on having children
- You are spoken to or treated in a derogatory way by managers, co-workers, or staff because of your sex or gender identity
- You are not hired, given the worst job assignments, hours, or pay because you do not represent the “traditional” roles of a woman or man
- You are given negative performance reviews because of your supervisor’s bias against your sex or transgender status
- You are laid off, fired, demoted, or otherwise adversely affected at work after it is discovered that you plan to transition your gender
- Being subject to sexual harassment based on your sex, physical characteristics, gender identity, or gender expression
Based on law, workplace environments are required to be places of equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of sex or gender identification. This has been mandated by such laws at Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Pay Act of 1963, the New York City Human Rights Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and Connecticut law.
Have you suffered sex or gender discrimination. Request a free case review at The Boyd Law Group, PLLC online or at (800) 481-1467today.
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