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A number of federal laws prohibit discrimination against specified groups of people in the U.S.  Adding to that legal basis, New York is among the  most progressive of states when it comes to the insistence that every citizen be treated with “an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life,” as the state’s Division of Human Rights explains. Our laws prohibit discrimination in a variety of circumstances, from employment to housing to credit transactions. If you encounter discrimination at work or elsewhere, contact a qualified civil rights attorney for advice about your rights. Similarly, if you are a business owner whose company has been threatened with a discrimination lawsuit, you’ll need accurate legal advice.

New York Fights DiscriminationThe State of New York has taken decisive steps to see that its citizens have recourse when they encounter discrimination on the basis of:

● National origin
● Race and color
● Creed
● Sex
● Age
● Disability
● Marital status
● Sexual orientation
● Familial status
● Military status
● Arrest/conviction record
● Status as a victim of domestic violence
● Predisposing genetic characteristics

Source: New York Division of Human Rights

New York discrimination lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Our firm is dedicated to protecting your rights, and we stand ready to put our experience to work for you in resolving cases of discrimination.

The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman represent clients throughout the New York City and Long Island area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

In New York, laws prohibit discrimination because of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and other factors. The state has charged its Division of Human Rights with investigating and enforcing discrimination complaints. The agency also acts as a source of educational information aimed at preventing discrimination.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York discrimination attorneys vigorously represent and defend the rights of individuals who encounter discrimination in the full range of circumstances addressed by law:

● Employment
● Hiring
● In the workplace

● Credit and lending
● Housing
● Rental
● Sale
● Providing housing

● Public accommodations
● Restaurants
● Hotels
● Offices
● Other facilities

● Non-sectarian educational institutions
● Volunteer firefighting organizations
● Blacklisting or boycotting

Our attorneys also can help you if you have filed a complaint against a landlord, your employer, a business organization or someone else and that person or business takes action to retaliate against you. If you’ve filed a discrimination complaint against your employer and you’ve been punished or fired because of it, our New York civil rights and discrimination attorneys offer you a free consultation to discuss your situation.

We’ll explain your rights and the options that are available to you. At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our veteran discrimination lawyers believe that no one should have to live or work in fear or under the stress and pressure that discrimination can cause. We’ll fight for your rights. If you’re a business owner or leader facing charges of discrimination in the workplace, we can assess your situation and your potential liability, then provide you with a strong advocate who will work to satisfactorily reconcile any disputes.  Contact our firm online or call today to schedule an appointment.