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- discrimination & retaliation
- executives & professionals
- family responsibilities & disability discrimination
- financial services
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer workplace rights (lgbtq)
- sexual harassment & sex discrimination
discrimination & retaliation practice group
Outten & Golden represents and counsels individuals with respect to all types of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.
Federal, state, and city laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, and other grounds. New York State and New York City laws also prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, and conviction and arrest records. These laws also prohibit harassment of employees for the grounds listed above, as well as prohibiting employer retaliation against employees who oppose or complain about such discrimination or harassment, whether against themselves or others, within the company or in any agency or court proceeding, or who participate in any such proceedings.
Discrimination is not limited to on-the-job issues. It may occur before employment begins (e.g., discriminatory hiring practices or questions), during the employment relationship (e.g., discrimination in compensation, promotions, or other terms and conditions of employment), or at the end of employment (e.g., discriminatory discharge). It may even occur after employment ends (e.g., a bad reference in retaliation for objecting to discrimination).
Our lawyers have broad experience in handling all aspects of negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and litigation arising out of discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, national origin, and other protected status.
(Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)