Your Rights As a Transgender Person in the Workplace
Historic Supreme Court ruling extends the federal protections against Gender-Based Discrimination at Work to include gay and transgender employees. It is now illegal under Title VII for an employer to discriminate against you based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Discrimination Against Transgender Employees in NYC
New York City prohibits discrimination against transgender people in the workplace. The Transgender Rights Bill in New York City was passed to provide protections for transgender individuals against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Under the NYC Human Rights Law, gender is defined as gender identity, self-image, behavior, and expression.
Transgender individuals have many workplace rights which employers are required to accommodate. For example, transgender employees have the right to be called by their preferred pronoun. Employers are also
prohibited from requiring transgender employees from using single-occupancy bathrooms, or implementing a dress code based on perceived gender stereotypes.
If you are transgender and believe you are being treated unfairly at work because of your gender identity, contact us today. We will listen to your story and determine what the appropriate course of action should be. It is our job to provide the knowledge and support you need to pursue legal action against discrimination. We will aggressively fight for your right to retain your position in an environment free of harassment and hold responsible parties accountable for their harmful actions.
Contact a NYC Attorney for Transgender Discrimination
At White, Hilferty & Albanese, our Transgender Discrimination Attorneys help many individuals who are
suffering from discrimination or harassment at work. If you feel that you may have a claim, or are unsure,
the best thing you can do is give us a call and learn what your rights are. We are happy to speak with you.