New Hampshire, Vermont, and federal laws make it illegal for employers and other people to discriminate against you or harass you because you belong to a “protected class.” Employers, landlords, hotel keepers, and business people generally cannot treat you differently because of your age, disability, gender, military status, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or religion. You are also protected against sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination, because they are also forms of gender discrimination.
Attorney David Cole served for approximately eight years as a Commissioner on New Hampshire’s Commission for Human Rights, the state agency that enforces New Hampshire’s discrimination laws in the workplace and in fair housing cases. Prior to his service on the Commission for Human Rights, and since Attorney Cole recently stopped serving as a Commissioner, for approximately 30 years Attorney Cole has aggressively advocated for victims of illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace, in housing, and in their private lives.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance because they are the victim of harassing behavior or illegal discrimination, call our office at 800-909-LAWS (5297) or submit an online questionnaire through this website. Because all cases are subject to statutes of limitations that limit the dates within which a lawsuit may be brought, and discrimination cases in particular have a very short statute of limitations, some as short as six months, call without delay to ensure you do not waive your right to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights.
Learn more about some classifications of illegal discrimination: