The Susquehanna Township in PA has now banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The law is seeking for equality in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Under the law, a nine member volunteer township human relations commission will receive complaints as well as mediate disputes that arise under its violations. At the moment, another four or five municipalities in PA are considering similar ordinances. Read more here.

When faced with a sex discrimination claim, the plaintiff can rely on the law for recourse. The United States Department of Labor created Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. See: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/ethnicdisc.htm

Leeds Brown Law, P.C. is an experienced anti-discrimination firm in New York, working to obtain the best judgments and settlements for its aggrieved clients. If you or someone you know has been affected by discrimination or a violation of their civil rights please feel free to contact Leeds, Morelli & Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or view their web page at www.lmblaw.com.