President Obama signed an executive order on July 21, 2014 expanding the protections for federal workers from workplace discrimination based on gender identity, reported CNN News (7.21.14). Attorney at Law applauds the Obama Administration for its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people.
“This executive order marks another significant step towards equal rights for all workers,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and a civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years. “President Obama is to be commended for his commitment to full equality for the LGBT community.”
The federal government has banned discrimination against gays and lesbians in federal employment since President Bill Clinton. Obama’s action expanded that protection to people whose gender identity and-or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth, including transsexuals, said CNN.
The order also bars businesses that receive federal contracts from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, reported CNN.
The executive order notably did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, CNN said.
Race, religion, gender and nationality are protected from discrimination in federal contractor hiring practices, in addition to sexual orientation and gender identity.
“All workers in America should be judged on the same terms, meaning on the basis of their experience, education, credentials and performance,” said Perecman.
For more than 30 years, the civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped victims of workplace discrimination and other employee rights violations in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The CNN News story cited is “Obama bars federal contractors from LGBT discrimination.”
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled many workplace discrimination cases. 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 and 2012-2013.
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) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
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.”