Transgender people are being treated unfairly and they need the law on their side.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm join the New York Civil Liberties Union and a number of other civil rights advocacy organizations in their call to outlaw discrimination in New York State based on gender expression or identity.
“The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, known as GENDA, is a bill that explicitly bans discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman explained.
GENDA passed the New York State Assembly on April 30, said the New York Civil Liberties Union. The bill now goes to the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee.
“As a strong advocates of civil rights, we are calling on the governor and the New York State Legislature to pass this anti-discrimination law,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms. “Transgender people are being treated unfairly and they need the law on their side.”
Currently, New York State civil rights laws prohibit discrimination based on a number of personal characteristics, including age, sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability. Transgender people are not protected from discrimination under current state law. New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand GENDA would change this, adding gender identity and expression to New York State’s existing human rights laws, and prohibiting discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people in employment, education, housing, credit and public accommodations.
To advance their message, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report titled "Advancing Transgender Civil Rights and Equality in New York: The Need for GENDA," that documents discrimination and harassment against transgender people.
The NYCLU report was released in advance of Equality & Justice Day today.
According to the NYCLU, sixteen states and a number of localities including Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester and Suffolk counties, have passed anti-discrimination laws covering gender expression and identity.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of discrimination and hate crime in New York. 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)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."