As we all know we are all living in a world that is so different than it was ten years ago, that difference is reflected in gay marriage statutes that have been passed in many states and it’s certainly reflected in our New York states human rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We have people who come to us all the time who complain about the fact that a person of the same gender is making comments to him or her at the work place.  If the comments are making the employee feel uncomfortable then that employee should be following whatever the procedure and policy is for that employer for gender discrimination even if it doesn’t specifically talk about same gender harassment.

This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced New York Employment Attorney.