New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Did you experience discrimination at work? Do you believe you lost your job because of your race? Did your employer deny your promotion because you were pregnant?

No matter how discrimination occurs, you have rights under United States anti-discrimination laws. For example, New York employers cannot discriminate against their employees. An experienced New York employment discrimination lawyer can help you understand your rights if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination.

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New York State Employment Discrimination Laws

Most employers in New York employ workers “at will.” That means that an employer can fire an employee at any time and for no reason. This may make proving discrimination more difficult. If you believe you were fired from your job because of your race, for example, you and your New York employment discrimination lawyer must gather strong evidence to build your potential case.

Employment Protected Classes

Employment discrimination is against both state and federal laws. In New York, the New York State Human Rights Law protects workers. Federally, the 1964 Civil Rights Act Title VII protects workers from discrimination. Discrimination in the New York workplace occurs when an employer treats an employee poorly because they are a member of a protected class. Protected classes include:
  • Race
  • Sex (including gender, pregnancy, and Gender Identity)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • National Origin
  • Citizenship status
  • Arrest or conviction record
  • Unemployment status
  • Marital or partnership status
  • Credit history
  • Religion
You have rights under United States anti-discrimination laws, as well as New York state laws. If you believe your employer discriminated against you because of your race, sex, national origin, or religion, or any other protected class, you may be able to file an employment discrimination lawsuit against them. Speak with a New York employment discrimination lawyer today to determine if you have a viable claim.

Types of Employment Discrimination in New York

Discrimination can occur at any time in the work environment, including:
  • Hiring process
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Benefit distribution
  • Promotions and raises
  • Work assignments
  • Firing or termination
  • Salary
  • Demotions
  • Performance reviews
In other words, your New York employer can fire you at any time. However, they cannot fire you simply because, for example, you got pregnant or because they discovered you are gay. If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace, speak to an attorney immediately. In the event that you have a valid legal claim, your New York employment discrimination lawyer will work to help you try and obtain the compensation you may deserve for the discrimination you suffered. There are many legal actions you can potentially take against your employer after discrimination occurs, and an employment attorney can advise you of the best course of legal action. Some of those legal actions might include:
  • Filing an administrative charge with the EEOC
  • Filing a lawsuit in federal, municipal, or state court
  • Reporting the incidents to the NY State Division of Human Rights

Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Takes Discrimination Cases in New York and Nationwide. Contact Our Law Firm Today.

At Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., our civil rights attorneys represent employees who believe their employers discriminated against them in the workplace. Contact us to learn more about discrimination and your legal options. Call us today at (855) 244-2031 for a free consultation and review of your claim.

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