Discrimination Against Gays | NJ Discrimination Lawyer

By Thomas McKinney

Shock Poll – 9 Out Of 10 Americans Wrongfully Believe Our Federal Government Prohibits Discrimination Against Gays

A recent poll found that 9 out of 10 Americans believed that there was a federal law preventing employers from firing employees that they knew or believed were gay or who are transgender. However, this is not the case. A person who is gay or believed to be gay can be fired from their job with no legal recourse whatsoever in 29 out of our 50 states. The Atlantic hasĀ a map demonstrating the states that protect gays, people perceived to be gay, and transgender employees. Thankfully, New Jersey law does protect the rights of homosexuals, transgender people and people perceived to be homosexual.

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About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.