While there is no federal protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, New York City and State Human Rights laws prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in workplaces with four or more employees. New York City and State Human Rights laws apply to heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals. Even if an employer’s perception of an employee’s sexual orientation is incorrect, the employer may be liable for discrimination if it perceives the employee to have a certain sexual orientation and treats the employee differently or discriminates against the employee because of it.
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