New York is considering a transgender bill which would amend all of the state’s anti-discrimination laws. This would include laws regarding employment and housing. The State Assembly passed the legislation and it currently sitting before the Senate Rules Committee. To date, sixteen states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. Some state laws cover issues of employment, housing, education and public accommodations. Others are limited which only prohibits housing discrimination.
To date, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
The attorneys at Leeds Morelli & Brown, P.C., are dedicated to obtaining successful outcomes for their clients regarding discrimination claims. For any questions, contact an attorney at the Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C. law firm for a free consultation at 1-800-585-4658 or 516-873-9550.