Sexual Orientation Should Not Affect How You Are Treated In The Workplace
The attorneys at Mitchell Pollack & Associates PLLC, offer compassionate, experienced representation to people who suffer workplace discrimination and harassment due to their sexual orientation. Our goal is always to protect your equal rights under the law and seek justice on your behalf when you have suffered discrimination or harassment due to your sexual orientation, or what others assume your sexual orientation to be.
You Have Rights Under State And Federal Law
Harassing behavior in your workplace, or discrimination in relation to a job application, due to your actual or perceived sexual orientation is prohibited under New Jersey and New York state law. Under some circumstances, federal law may also apply. Federal law prohibiting employment discrimination is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Prohibited conduct includes bias due to your sexual orientation in employment practices such as hiring, promotions and any other aspect of employment. Harassment or a hostile work environment caused by offensive comments, jokes or actions is also prohibited. Retaliation such as demotion or termination for complaining about this kind of behavior is also illegal.
A Prompt Response Is Important In Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims
Have you been denied employment or held back in your current job due to your sexual orientation? It is very important that you seek immediate legal counsel. Time restrictions for filing are very strict and immediate collection of evidence is crucial to the success of your case. Our experienced and compassionate employment discrimination lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your sexual orientation discrimination claim to convincingly prove discrimination or harassment based on your sexual orientation occurred.