Practice Areas > Civil Rights > Employment Discrimination

It is against the law to discriminate based on an individual's race. However, race is not the only basis for discrimination that is illegal in New York. There are many classes of individuals who are afforded protection against discrimination. In general, it is illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of their:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Marital status
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation

Employment discrimination can occur in all aspects of employment, from the initial hiring process to a company's procedures for promotion. Discrimination can be perpetrated by an individual, or it may be systemic, condoned by the entire organization.

Regardless of the type or scope of discrimination, it is something that no individual should be forced to tolerate. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, talk to a lawyer at Friedman & Moses to discuss the specifics of your case.