Discrimination exists in the workplace when an employee is harassed, given different terms and conditions of employment or subjected to an adverse employment action as a result of his or her membership in a protected class.
Protected classes include age (over 40), race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and religion.
Discrimination against members of these protected classes is prohibited by various federal, state and local statutes, including and in particular, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Retaliation against an employee for opposing discriminatory treatment is also prohibited and violative of these statutes.
Adverse employment actions can include termination, demotion, unequal pay, prejudicial hiring practices, failure to promote a qualified employee and/or inequality in granting leave, benefits, training or work assignments.
If you believe that you were a victim of discrimination, it is important to contact a knowledgeable employment attorney as soon as possible, as there may be serious time limitations to your case. The attorneys at The Clancy Law Firm, P.C. are committed advocates of employee rights with years of experience handling discrimination claims. Contact us to discuss the details of your case at (212) 747-1744.