Both state and federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a protected characteristic such as:
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Ancestry/nationality/or national origin
- Marital status/civil union status/or domestic partnership status
- Military service
Under the law, employers cannot discriminate on the basis of these, as well as other protected characteristics, when making employment decisions. The law also makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for making a complaint concerning a discriminatory practice or from testifying or participating in related legal proceedings. At Meredith Malatino, we frequently handle all types of discrimination claims, in administrative hearings, arbitrations, and state and federal courts.
Contact Meredith Malatino at (201) 518-1914 or make an electronic inquiry here for a complimentary phone consultation if you believe you are dealing with a discrimination issue.