Employment discrimination is a serious concern that many federal, state and local laws protect against. Discrimination in the workplace can take on several forms, but in general it occurs when an employee is treated unfairly or unequally due to some personal traits. New York City prohibits any form of discrimination under Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Common discrimination actions concern an unfair demotion, firing or hostile work environment. If a worker has been discriminated against due to his or her sex, color, age or religion, they have the right to be heard and to have the discriminatory act to be reversed or compensated for.
There are a variety of forms of discrimination that can occur in the workplace, these include but are not limited to:
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Racial discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination (or failure to provide reasonable accommodations for a disability)
If you believe you have been a victim to wrongful discrimination in New York based on any of the above referenced matters, contact the NYC Personal Injury Attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson to determine what legal compensation you may be able to obtain.