Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Claims

Sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination are two forms of discrimination that some supervisors and employers still feel comfortable engaging in blatantly. Unfortunately, in parts of our society, certain people continue to view gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people as immoral or abnormal.

Our experienced attorneys can help ensure that your sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender rights are protected. Call 973-845-9922 or email Lenzo & Reis, LLC, for a free case evaluation today.

Sexual Orientation Is Specifically Defined In New Jersey To Include Bisexuality

New Jersey is one of the few places that specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination defines "gender identity or expression" as "having or being perceived as having a gender-related identity or expression whether or not stereotypically associated with a person's assigned sex at birth." This provision was intended to make clear that transgender individuals — people who identify and/or express themselves as a gender different from their biological sex — cannot be subject to discrimination based on their gender identity. However, the statutory definition is so broad that it also protects heterosexual "effeminate men" and "masculine women" who do not identify themselves as being of the opposite gender, but are perceived that way. That is also a form of gender stereotyping.

Are You Contending With Discrimination Because Of Your Gender Identity?

If you are being or have been discriminated against because you are gay or bisexual or identify as a different gender, call New Jersey's sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination claims attorneys at Lenzo & Reis, LLC, at 973-845-9922. Our knowledgeable lawyers represent people in Morristown, Newark and Jersey City, and throughout New Jersey.