Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. New York State law also covers sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, and domestic violence victim status. New York City law provides additional rights to employees in New York City, covering marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, and unemployment status.
If an employer has fired, demoted, disciplined, failed to hire, or failed to promote you because of any of these categories, you may be entitled to damages for discrimination.
If you have been harassed at work or treated less well than other employees because of any of these categories, you may be the victim of a hostile work environment.
The law also prohibits retaliation, which means that employees cannot be fired, demoted, disciplined, harassed, or treated less well than other employees for complaining about discrimination or suing their employer for discrimination or harassment.
If you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, contact Korder Law now to schedule a consultation.