New York City Employment Discrimination Law Attorneys

New York and federal law protects employees from employment discrimination in the workplace. Workers are protected against discrimination when being hired, fired, promoted or being mistreated as a result of their race, ethnic identity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other personal features.  Call Cary Kane at (212) 868-6300 if you think you are a victim of discrimination.  The consultation is free.

We can help you by filing a complaint at EEOC or the New York State Division of Human Rights and by suing the employer in court.

The New York City Human Rights Law and Employment Discrimination

In order to prevent people from being discriminated against in the workplace the federal government passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to engage in employment discrimination because of an employee’s:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Ethnic identity
  • Religion

Employees in New York City receive further protection through the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. These laws make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their:

  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status

The New York City Human Rights Law also prohibits discrimination based on the reasons prohibited by the federal law, but covers smaller employers – those having as little as four employees.

Discuss Employment Discrimination with a New York City Lawyer

Our legal team at Cary Kane LLP is ready to help you with your claim of illegal discrimination.  Call  (212) 868-6300 to get a free consult.


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