Sexual Orientation Discrimination & Harassment

Gay and Lesbian (GLBT) Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

Both New York and New Jersey law prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Despite these legal protections, GLBT people frequently face discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The sexual orientation discrimination lawyers at Zatuchni & Associates represent the interests of workers who have suffered discriminatory or harassing actions in the workplace because of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Our goal is to help you find financial recovery and justice through the legal system. Contact our office to speak to a New York or New Jersey sexual orientation discrimination attorney.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can be directed at one individual, or it can be many elements that add up to a sexually charged and hostile work environment. Our discrimination attorneys have represented clients with GLBT harassment cases who said they were subject to verbal ridicule, sexual jokes, and consistently inappropriate and offensive verbal commentary on their personal lives.

If you have complained to management about a hostile work environment and offensive remarks of coworkers or supervisors and nothing has been done to address your concerns, it’s time to contact an attorney. Gay and lesbian workers are protected from sexual harassment, just as all other employees and workers.


Men are not discriminated against for being “too masculine,” and yet gay men and lesbian women are sometimes told that they must change their personal style to fit ill-defined stereotypical gender-based behavior.

Transgendered persons face a different sort of discrimination in the workplace, but transgendered—or transsexual—persons are a protected class under New Jersey law. If you believe you have been discriminated against, or that adequate accommodations were not made by your employer to enable you to work, contact the discrimination attorneys at Zatuchni & Associates.


If you were fired or demoted or harassed because you complained about a hostile work environment or sexual abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, you may be able to sue your employer. Contact a discrimination lawyer at Zatuchni & Associates if you are facing abuse or retaliation. You have rights in your workplace.

To learn more…

Bringing a Discrimination Claim

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