Discrimination in employment refers generally to the taking of any adverse employment action (e.g., refusal to hire, denial of promotion, unfair workload and reprimands, or termination of employment) because of an individual’s statutorily protected status or characteristic (e.g., race, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or religion) or because of an individual’s protected activity (e.g., helping a coworker who has been the victim of discrimination or “blowing the whistle” on employer misconduct).
When the discrimination occurs within the State of New York, there are many potential avenues for justice. One may file a claim with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, The New York State Supreme Court, The New York State Division of Human Rights or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The appropriate choice depends on the type of discrimination, the damages being sought, and the number of employees working for the company. Contact us if you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination and we will guide you through your legal options.