Sexual orientation discrimination involves treating an employee differently solely because of his or her sexual orientation, whether homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual or transgender (only under New York City law). The New York City sexual orientation discrimination attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are well versed in the laws that prohibit sexual orientation discrimination.
A growing number of New York laws prohibit discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, in various aspects of the employment process, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, firing, promotions, benefits, compensation, job training, job assignments, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
It is not relevant whether your employer’s perception of your sexual orientation is correct. If your employer believes or perceives you as having a certain sexual orientation, and treats you differently or discriminates against you because of it, then your employer may be violating the law. If such issues exist for you, then you might wish to contact an attorney who works in the employment law field.
If you believe that you or someone close to you is being discriminated against at work because of sexual orientation, you should be aware that the laws in New York exist to protect you from this unlawful discrimination. The experienced sexual orientation discrimination attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to discuss your concerns with respect to a possible instance of sexual orientation discrimination. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.