Imbalance of Power and Finances David vs Goliath
Outside of family, there is nothing more important in a person’s life than their job. People spend more time at work then they do at home. To lose employment is hard enough. To be harassed and discriminated against in the workplace makes the situation even worse.
Employees have always been at a big disadvantage in the workplace. People in power can use their leverage to overpower and silence their victims. Unfortunately, these kinds of situations have been a horrific reality for too long. This power imbalance can intensify after experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination. The company hires a large law firm to defend itself, while the employee may have just lost their job, has very little money and no one to stand up to the large employer. Phillips & Associates is your dedicated legal team. We have the resources and the financial backing to stand up to your employer. With 26 attorneys and six locations Phillips & Associates is the one of the largest plaintiff side employment firms in the Tri-State Area handling single plaintiff employment cases.
A track record of success has allowed us to expand to multiple locations for the convenience of our clients. We have offices in New York, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami, Florida. We’re not only the one of the largest plaintiff side employment firm in the Tri-State Area, but one that is willing to adapt to new realizations about our clients’ cases and circumstances. For instance, unlike many other firms, we can represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We do this because we’ve seen what a struggle it is for workers to seek legal counsel that charges an arm-and-a-leg up front.
Understanding how hard it is to have one’s job and livelihood and emotional well-being hang in the balance, our results-oriented New York City employment discrimination lawyers provide compassionate counsel. Litigation is expensive. Yet, due to our size and hard work, we can front the costs of litigation. Unlike some other law firms, we don’t represent employers or companies. Rather, our focus is on leveling the playing field for the workers we represent. Our firm is large, but we look out for workers’ rights not to be harassed and discriminated against due to protected traits. We provide free consultations. If you think you have a case, give us a call.
Victims of Discrimination Deserve Outstanding Legal Representation
Over $150 million has been recovered for clients by our team of lawyers in settlements and verdicts. We’ve received honors and recognitions that allow us to keep building and fighting for workers who have been discriminated against or harassed. We have gone up against many big companies and handled high-profile cases that would wipe out smaller Tri-State Area firms with fewer resources to fully pursue justice for workers in both federal and state courts.
Our Attorneys Work Hard to Obtain Damages for Clients of Varying Backgrounds
We pursue all available legal relief for the workers we represent including back pay, front pay, emotional distress damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and out-of-pocket costs, as appropriate. Under certain circumstances, we can pursue damages for clients under federal, state, and local laws, while in others, relief is only available under one or two of these laws. For instance, if you were denied a promotion because of your marital status and status as the victim of domestic violence and therefore perceived as a less capable worker, you may be able to pursue damages under the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Neither of these laws cap damages; this is one thing that differentiates them from federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
However, there are also situations in which a worker has several different traits that may have contributed to an employer’s bias against him or her in an employment decision. For instance, a client might be a Black, queer, disabled immigrant from Nigeria who has suffered discrimination and harassment on the job; there may have been harassing comments from both coworkers and supervisors, prior to termination. In that hypothetical situation, the worker might be unsure whether she is being discriminated against based on race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or national origin. She may have claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
Realizing litigation may be forthcoming, her employer and its legal team may hide crucial evidence about the reasons for the termination by withholding certain documents or correspondence on technical grounds due to an ambiguity in the law. Her former coworkers may be fearful of retaliation and refuse to get involved. Our attorneys understand how to go after that information in discovery and depositions in order to build the strongest possible case for trial.
Dedicated Plaintiff’s Firm in the Tri-State Area
When you hire us, you hire a New York City firm that is full of lawyers deeply committed to eradicating workplace discrimination and harassment. At Phillips & Associates, we have numerous past successes. We understand how a judge and jury are likely to evaluate your claim. We can’t guarantee outcomes — no firm can. However, we are very careful when we consider our prospective clients’ cases. Once hired, we want to see our clients win and be able to move on with their lives after difficult experiences of being discriminated against or harassed on the job. We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Nassau County, or Suffolk County. Complete our online form or call us at (866) 229-9441 or for a free consultation.