New York law already prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, but it was not until this 2020 decision that federal law has included both of these categories of people in its definition of “sex” discrimination in employment and elsewhere. Now, NYC employers who discriminate against LGBTQ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identities violate NY state, NY city and federal law. LGBTQ employees around the country can enforce their newfound rights through filing EEOC “charges” as well as through private lawsuits.
US Supreme Court has ruled that federal sex discrimination protections extend to gay and transgender workers, making it clear that employees cannot be fired under federal law simply because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
We were at the WorldPride NYC 2019 which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising yesterday. Following are some photos we took at the event.
The Secret to Filing Administrative Complaints with the EEOC or the SDHR: Don’t Do It! Q: Should I file a complaint with the State Division of Human Rights or the EEOC? A: Good question, and I’m glad you asked before you filed, because the answer is, don’t file at either agency, unless you’ve already retained […]
This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival features movies highlighting women’s rights issues from around the globe. From Hooligan Sparrow (Dir: Nanfu Wang) with activist Ye Haiyan as the protagonist, to Jackson (Dir: Maisie Crow) detailing the crisis of abortion access in Mississippi, to Starless Dreams (Dir: Kristi Jacobson) that portrays young adult women in a […]