Domestic violence can be utterly devastating to a person. It can leave them physically hurt, deeply emotionally wounded and feeling like their entire life has been turned upside down. Thus, the last thing a domestic violence victim needs is to also have to face employment-related problems.
This is why employment discrimination can be so incredibly harmful to domestic violence victims. One could imagine how horrifying it would be for a domestic violence victim to have to, after going through such a terrible ordeal, face discrimination such as:
- Being harassed at work because they are a domestic violence victim.
- Being turned down for a job because they are a domestic violence victim.
- Being dismissed from their job because they are a domestic violence victim.
- Having coworkers or bosses discriminate against them because they are a domestic violence victim.
Being subjected to workplace discrimination on the basis of domestic violence victim status can leave a domestic abuse victim feeling besieged and like the whole world is set up against them.
It is important for domestic abuse victims who have been discriminated against in the workplace due to domestic abuse victim status to know that, here in New York City, there are legal options available to those subjected to such discrimination. This is because domestic violence victim status discrimination is a prohibited form of workplace discrimination under New York City and New York State law.
Our firm understands how damaging wrongful employment discrimination can be to a domestic violence victim, and we are committed to helping domestic violence victims fight against such discrimination. We can assist individuals in New York City who have been subjected to employment discrimination on the basis of domestic violence victim status in pursuing the legal options available to them under state and city law.