Transgender harassment is a form of employment discrimination. Employers are not permitted to discriminate against employees on the basis of their transgender or transitioning status. An employee who is being discriminated against in the workplace due to their gender identity or gender expression may have an action under New Jersey law.
With offices in Red Bank, New Jersey and Marlton, New Jersey, McOmber & McOmber has experience in representing employees who have been subjected to harassment and retaliation on the basis of gender identity. Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), your employer has a responsibility to prevent transgender discrimination and provide transgender employees with the same respect as any other employees . If you have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of your gender identity or transitioning status your employer may be responsible to compensate you for economic damages and your pain and suffering.
Transgender harassment can include a wide range of behaviors or mistreatment, including:
- Treating transgender employees differently, such as subjecting them to increased discipline, increased scrutiny, criticism or harassment
- Paying transgender or transitioning employees at a lower rate, or failing to promote
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Changing responsibilities or demoting a transgender employee
- Terminating or laying off a transgender or transitioning employee
The success of your transgender harassment claim depends on many factors. At McOmber & McOmber, P.C., we will investigate the matter and provide you with a clear assessment of your claim. We will explore all legal options at your disposal. Our skilled employment litigation team will work decisively to help stop transgender discrimination and seek fair compensation for victims of discrimination.