Many Americans are already aware of important anti-discrimination protections in the workplace. For example, in the United States, it is illegal to discriminate against or harass someone in the workplace because of their sex or gender. In New York and New Jersey, it is also illegal to harass someone because of their sexual orientation.
What many Americans may not know, however, is that employers are also prohibited from discriminating against an employee based on who that employee chooses to date. If you are dating a member of a protected group (including racial and religious minorities), you do not have to suffer discrimination or harassment at work because of that relationship.
For example, if you are a heterosexual and cisgender person dating a transgender person, you still have the right to work in an environment free from harassment. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have a strong record of fighting for our clients who experience discrimination based on their dating choices.
Our Proven Record
A male employee at a painting company was in a relationship with a transgender individual. When his coworkers found out, unfortunately, they made his work life miserable, attacking him with anti-gay slurs and ridiculing him on the job. The employee tried to resist the attacks and was ultimately fired from his job.
That’s when Greg Noble stepped in. Mr. Noble is a partner at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble who specializes in plaintiffs’ employment law. Greg has decades of experience fighting for his clients, and when he heard that painter’s story, Greg knew he deserved better.
Greg worked with the painter and his former employer to negotiate a $200,000 settlement. Although no amount of money can make up for the frustration of being mistreated at work, winning such a large settlement can go a long way toward helping recover lost wages and time off from work.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
Greg Noble is part of a team of experienced attorneys with decades of experience in helping people who were discriminated against recover damages. We understand how damaging discrimination and harassment can be, both emotionally and in terms of your career. We work with our clients to help them choose the best option for them, from navigating complaint processes to filing formal claims and seeking compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss dating choice harassment and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.