Phillips & Associates

Bisexual Discrimination

Experienced New York City Lawyers Advocating for Employees

Facing unwanted and inappropriate discrimination in the workplace is one of the most stressful and uncomfortable situations that an employee can face. In many instances, the victim relies on the job for his or her income and feels that there is no choice but to endure the discrimination in order to keep the bills paid. One of the most common types of gender discrimination is wrongful conduct geared toward individuals who identify as bisexual. At Phillips & Associates, our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys have advised numerous New York City residents on bringing a claim against their employers.

Recognizing Bisexual Discrimination in the Workplace

There are many forms of sexual discrimination that can take place at the office or on the jobsite. Some forms are blatant and easy to identify, while others are subtler and not immediately apparent. According to some recent studies, bisexuals encounter high rates of discrimination and are often overlooked by many people when it comes to ensuring equal rights in the workplace. For example, many people consider bisexuality as a “phase” or associate it with sexual promiscuity, thereby discriminating against the victim.

We all hope to enjoy a friendly and collegial environment with our coworkers, but sometimes lines are crossed and people make comments that result in discrimination against an employee based on his or her sexual orientation. Statements or actions do not need to be overtly malicious in order to constitute discrimination. Even a simple joke or offhanded comment can result in discrimination under federal and state laws.

State and Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect Your Rights

Beyond comments and gestures, bisexual discrimination can occur when an employer makes decisions based on an individual’s sexual orientation. Many employers rely on inaccurate stereotypes when making employment decisions, such as believing that a bisexual individual lacks strong morals or is more promiscuous than a non-bisexual employee. Employers who disagree with an employee’s orientation as bisexual may unfairly target them for baseless disciplinary acts, overlook them for promotions, or fire the employee altogether.

According to federal and New York laws, an employer is prohibited from treating an employee differently from other employees based on his or her sexual identity. This rule applies to all stages of the employment process, including hiring, promotions, job duty assignments, payment of benefits, wages, and approving sick time or vacation requests.

Contact a Knowledgeable Gender Discrimination Attorney in New York City

If you are bisexual and believe that you have suffered discrimination from your employer as a result, Phillips & Associates can help. Our gender discrimination lawyers have represented bisexual individuals throughout New York City, including in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. As a result, we understand how difficult suffering from sexual orientation discrimination can be. We will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve and fight zealously for your rights along every step of the way. We offer a free confidential consultation, so there is no harm in meeting with us to learn about your rights. Call us now at (212) 248-7431 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES
45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107

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I called at Phillips & Associates seeking for a consultation and I was very pleased with the conversation I had with Eugenio Benvenuto. He was able to answer my questions thoroughly and gave me reassurance. I highly recommend their practice. Giulia
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