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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Employment law covers all claims of workplace discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation. It also includes various types of harassment. Employment discrimination may occur intentionally or unintentionally because of either prejudice or ignorance. Whatever the case the law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Victims of discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Situations That Are Grounds for Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits stereotyping or unfair treatment because of sexual orientation. These rules also apply to any other form of workplace discrimination. If you have been discriminated against for your sexual orientation in New Jersey it is illegal and you may be entitled to damages.

Greg Noble tried a case involving a gay trucking company employee who was verbally and physically abused because of his sexual orientation. A jury awarded his client $22.67 million in damages (which included $15 million in punitive damages).

Examples of sexual orientation discrimination may include, but are not limited to:

Derogatory comments about gay, lesbian, or bisexual individuals
Being denied a promotion purely based on sexual orientation
Harassment from coworkers or employers about your sexual orientation
Being asked not to bring a same-sex partner to a corporate event while different-sex partners are invited

It is a sad fact that despite the proclaimed freedoms of expression for people with different sexual orientation, they are still treated unfairly at their working places. Our sexual orientation discrimination lawyers will make sure that your employers change these unacceptable practices and treatments. Your case can make a difference for the numerous employees with different sexual orientation in New Jersey. That’s why you are strongly advised to get in touch with our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys as soon as possible.

Our Proven Record of Success

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have a proven record of helping our LGBT clients achieve justice after they experience discrimination. One such client was experiencing incredibly severe verbal and physical abuse at work. Fortunately, he called us. OPLN attorney Greg Noble was able to help him win a verdict of over $22.6 million — the largest of its kind in New Jersey history. Read more about that multimillion-dollar workplace discrimination verdict here.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination New Jersey Lawyers

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys have experience dealing with complex employment law cases. If you suspect Sexual Orientation Discrimination, tell us about your situation. Sexual Orientation Discrimination is not tolerated in the New Jersey courts and we know how to fight to win cases. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817 Our sexual orientation discrimination lawyers are fully committed to their work. They treat their clients with equal respect and attention regardless of their sexual orientation or preferences. We have built a reputation as law office that’s friendly and supportive of all people. We do our best to make sure people feel good about themselves in their working environments where they spend the most of their time. There’s no excuse for unfair treatment of workers with different sexual preferences. Also, there’s no excuse for you to hesitate when it comes to your rights in this area.