Transgender Discrimination Law in New York City

Transgender Discrimination is illegal in New York City. Under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), transgender individuals are protected against workplace discrimination.   The NYCHRL explicitly states that no one can be discriminated against on the basis of gender.  The law then defines gender as "a person's gender identity, self-image, appearance, 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 that person at birth."   Thus, transgender individuals are entitled to the same workplace rights as all other individuals in New York City. If you feel that you have been a victim of transgender discrimination, or any discrimination based upon your gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, etc., please contact us. Similarly, if you were terminated shortly after you made an honest complaint of discrimination, you may be a victim of unlawful retaliation. Whether you have been victimized by transgender discrimination, or any other form of discrimination, we can help you fight back. One of our experienced Labor and Employment attorneys will get back to you withing 24 hours. Initial consultations are free, and we handle most cases on a contingency basis - we do not get paid unless we recover for you.