As our culture progresses, even the most bigoted people can’t get away with racist and sexual statements before the public any more without reproach, but gay, lesbian, and especially, transgender people, are still, in the view of many bigoted people, legitimate targets for ignorance and oppression.
Transgendering takes such courage, even today. It leaves the transitioning person so vulnerable. This process can alienate friends and family, can wreak emotional and financial havoc on one’s life, and can be the most frightening – even though the most necessary – thing a transgender person has done. It shouldn’t also result in discrimination or harassment on the job or in public places, such as schools. Gender identity and expression are specifically protected under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, and Costello & Mains attorneys fight for the rights of transgender workers and students every day.
Whether you’ve begun medication or not, whether you’ve begun outward changes or not, transgender behavior and status are protected rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
The attorneys at Costello & Mains, LLC, and particularly the partners, have been at the forefront of New Jersey in advocating for transgender rights and the rights of sexual minorities generally. Kevin Costello has appeared on a number of television and radio broadcasts to discuss this issue, both in employment and in schools. The firm has advocated in the courts, at trial, and otherwise, for the rights of transgender people under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
If you feel you or your transgender loved one has suffered harassment or discrimination at work or at school, or anywhere else, simply because he or she is, or is perceived to be, a transgender person, contact Costello & Mains. We’re here for you.