New York Workplace Discrimination Lawyer Reviews Allegations of Height Discrimination


New York employment discrimination lawyer David Perecman looks into the allegations of a woman who claims she was fired from the New York Parks Department because a city job counselor thought she was too short to do the job.

According to 4-foot-8 Sandra Petersen, the counselor replied to a transfer request with: 'You're too short. Are you sure you're working for Parks?'

Soon after this alleged job discrimination incident, Peterson was fired from Parks. She is now seeking financial compensation for employment discrimination.

If height is not a valid requirement for the job, having a height policy constitutes illegal employment discrimination. However, using height as a workplace discrimination does not always violate the employment discrimination laws.

New York employment discrimination lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s workplace discrimination law firms, fights for workplace fairness and the rights of people who have been the victims of workplace discrimination, harassment based on gender, ethnicity or race, and other civil rights violations in the workplace.

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