Aside from wage and hour violations, employees have other rights in the workplace. The New York State Human Rights Law, § 290 of the Executive Law, (“NYSHRL”) mandates that employees be able to work without harassment or discrimination based upon sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including failure to accommodate), disability (including failure to accommodate), race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, marital status, domestic violent victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, prior arrest or conviction record, or familial status.
In addition, an employee cannot be terminated for speaking out or opposing discrimination in the workplace. That constitutes retaliation.
If your employer takes any adverse action against you because you belong to one, or more, of the above categories, or because you complained of discrimination, your employer has violated the NYSHRL.
To learn more about fighting for your rights to be free from discrimination and retaliation: