Gender stereotyping often leads to workplace discrimination that is illegal under the law.
(PRWEB) May 03, 2012
New York police sergeant Michael Fox filed a sexual orientation and gender discrimination lawsuit(Index No. 152067/2012) in Manhattan Supreme Court against the New York Police Department. Fox claims a superior officer gave him a negative review because of his sexual orientation.
According to the employment discrimination lawsuit, the bias cost Fox a Hunter College scholarship, extended his probationary period as a sergeant, and stripped him of his authority.
Fox had received exceptional reviews for over 13 years before transferring to the 24th precinct house, claimed the workplace discrimination lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, Commander Lieutenant Roger Lurch, viewed Fox as having “stereotypical weakness as an openly gay man” and treated him with hostility and scorn.
“Gender stereotyping often leads to workplace discrimination that is illegal under the law,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, and a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
Allegedly, Lurch routinely attacked Fox and made comments like, “You’re not a real cop,” “You belong at a desk,” and “if you don’t have a CCRB, IAB log, EEO log or lawsuit, you’re not doing your job,” said the employment discrimination lawsuit.
“The latter comment is particularly disturbing. It sounds as if the Commander Lieutenant is condoning police misconduct in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer Perecman said.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of discrimination in the workplace. For more information, please contact The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, personal injury, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York civil rights violation cases, including job discrimination and workplace harassment. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
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**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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