What is Workplace Discrimination?
Employers are forbidden by law from engaging in any conduct that discriminates based on age, race, color, nationality, sex/gender, religion, military status, sexual orientation, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, or pregnancy status. Employers who engage in illegally discriminatory behavior can be held accountable under the law.
Examples of workplace discrimination may include:
- Refusing to hire or firing someone based on their religion
- Making sexually explicit jokes about women
- Aggressive or exclusionary behavior based on a person’s skin color
- Not considering an employee for a promotion that they are eligible for as retaliation for reporting workplace discrimination
If you feel that you are a victim of a hostile work environment, talk to a New York employment law lawyer at The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP for sound legal advice about the protections provided to you under state anti-discrimination law.
How a Lawyer Can Assist with a Discrimination Claim
People who are passed over for opportunities for employment or advancement because of discrimination should speak with a lawyer about their options. At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP we help discrimination victims achieve justice in New York and New Jersey. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our New York employment law attorneys are prepared to stand up for your rights. When you retain our firm, we can analyze the facts of your case and determine what legal remedies are available in your particular situation.
New York Attorneys for Victims of Workplace Discrimination
Our experienced legal team has extensive experience handling employment law cases. If you believe you have been harassed based on a legally protected characteristic, get in touch with our firm to schedule a free consultation. Our network of attorneys is driven by justice and is known for zealous representation.
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