It's possible that you have a gender discrimination claim, but a lawyer would need more information to know for sure. These types of issues require a careful evaluation. I would encourage you to consult with an employment lawyer near you. Good luck.
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You may have a viable claim, I suggest you arrange a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney immediately.
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You should consult with an attorney that practices civil rights as you may well have claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (if under cloak of state power), NYS Human Rights Law and the NYC Human Rights Law as well as some common law torts.
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