Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Protecting Your Workplace Rights in New York and New Jersey
In both New York and New Jersey, it is a violation of your rights for an employer to discriminate against you because of your sexual orientation. It is unlawful to fire an employee because of their sexual orientation, even if the termination is part of a mass layoff or reduction in force. Likewise, it is illegal discrimination if an employee's sexual orientation is the basis for straight or heterosexual workers receiving better jobs, bigger raises, better promotions, higher bonuses, or other favoritism in comparison with equally or better qualified gay or lesbian employees.
Our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys work hard protecting workers' rights has resulted in a number of precedent-setting cases. If you believe you may be the victim of sexual orientation discrimination, we are prepared to fight for you. Contact us today. Our firm represents employees who have experienced discrimination at work because they are:
In addition to discrimination, homosexual employees are also frequently victims of hostile work environments. Threats, insults, offensive names, pictures or e-mails—even when a harasser uses carefully veiled words or phrases to bully and intimidate—can make life on the job a harsh reality.
Overt or not, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is against the law in New York and New Jersey. We fight hard against adverse treatment, regardless of expectations or bias. We also address issues of constructive discharge, if you are forced to quit due to an intolerable situation, or wrongful discharge in retaliation for complaining about sexual orientation discrimination.Contact an Experienced Employment Lawyer Who Advocates For the Rights of Gay and Lesbian Workers
To talk to an experienced employment law attorney, contact us online or call our law offices to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Roseland, New Jersey, Hackensack, New Jersey, and New York City.