Fighting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
August 4, 2015
New Jersey law protects employees from discrimination based on numerous factors. Among the most well-known are gender, race, age and disability. However, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, it is also illegal for employers to discriminate against people based on “affectional or sexual orientation.” Further, it is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace based on his or her “gender identity or expression.”
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we help clients work to take action against employers who have violated state and/or federal employment discrimination laws. Even if you have already been wrongfully terminated, we can work to get you reinstated to your job and/or to get the compensation that you lost due to your employer’s illegal discriminatory practices.
Sometimes, it is difficult to prove that a firing or demotion was the result of discrimination or prejudice based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender expression. However, our attorneys are strong negotiators and aggressive litigators. We have experience handling workplace discrimination of all kinds. We believe, and the law states, that no one should be subjected to “differential treatment” based on characteristics that have no relevance to his or her ability to perform his or her job duties.
New Jersey is a highly-diverse state, which is one of the things that makes it a vibrant and interesting place to live and work. That diversity should be celebrated rather than repressed. People of all races, religions, physical abilities and sexual orientations should be able to work together without fear of harassment or discrimination.
If you or a loved one has suffered or is suffering discrimination in the workplace that you believe is due to sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status, call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.