New York Gender Discrimination
What is New York Gender Discrimination
New York City Human Rights law describes Gender discrimination and gender as:
- Gender identity
- Actual or perceived sex
- Appearance, and
- Behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with
the legal sex assigned to an individual at birth
Gender identity is an individual’s sense of being either male or female, man or woman, or something other or in-between.
Gender Discrimination in New York
It is unlawful for an employer or fellow employee to discriminate against another employee or applicant based upon actual or perceived gender with regard to recruitment, hiring, firing, promotions, wages, job assignments, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
It is also considered gender discrimination for a “public accommodation” (restaurants,
hospitals, stores, theaters, and service providers) to directly or indirectly to “refuse, withhold from, or deny a person any of the accommodations, advantages,
facilities, services or privileges of an accommodation based upon the person’s actual or perceived gender.”
It is also illegal for someone to deface, damage or destroy the real or personal property of any person for the purpose of intimidating them based on their gender.
Finally, it is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an individual
because the individual opposed an unlawful discriminatory practice or made a charge, or because the individual testified, assisted, or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing.
If you feel like you have been a victim of gender discrimination, you should consult with an attorney.