Gender Identity Discrimination

Gender identity discrimination is illegal in New York.  Gender identity is an individual’s own sense of their gender or sex, regardless of what sex they were assigned as birth.  Gender identity includes male, female, neither, both, or transgender.  Gender identity is similar, but different from sexual orientation which is the gender or genders that a person is sexually attracted to.  If you have been the victim of this type of misconduct at work, you should speak with a New York City gender identity discrimination lawyer to learn how we can protect your rights.


Despite these advancements, Many employees are still being subjected to unequal treatment or hostile behavior based on gender identity.  The gender identity discrimination attorneys at White, Hilferty & Albanese are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees in New York City who have suffered discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Call an experienced gender identity discrimination lawyer to learn your rights.


The New York City Commission on Human Rights has enacted protections relating to gender identity discrimination .  This includes mistreating someone based on his or her actual or perceived gender. The NYC Human Rights Law includes discrimination based on transgender status, gender identity, and gender-based expression.

The Transgender Rights Bill in New York City was passed to provide protections for transgender individuals against discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity. This includes unfair treatment or harassment based on prejudices against the person’s actual or perceived gender.  Examples of illegal gender-based harassment includes refusing to use a person’s preferred name, or not allowing a person to access same-sex bathrooms that conforms to his or her gender identity.

Watch Video: Learn your Rights in New York City for Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Video Update:  Aimee Stephens and the quest for Gender Identity Protections under Title VII

This video seeks to simplify the questions people have about Aimee Stephens case that will be going to the Supreme Court in October 2019. We are certainly rooting for protections for gender identity to be extended under Title VII!


At White, Hilferty & Albanese, our New York City gender identity discrimination lawyers have provided compassionate representation to victims of gender identity and expression discrimination throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

To discuss a gender identity discrimination claim with an experienced employment attorney, please feel free to schedule your free, confidential consultation by calling (646) 698-8990 or Contact Us online.