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Gregory Kirschenbaum

Gregory Kirschenbaum is a New York City employment attorney at the law firm of Phillips and Associates who can handle the full spectrum of cases arising from violations of workplace rights. Mr. Kirschenbaum is passionate about helping people who need a sexual harassment lawyer or assistance with another claim. He enjoys seeing how cases unfold from start to finish and coming to work daily to advocate on behalf of those in need. Achieving positive resolutions makes the hard work worth it for him.

Mr. Kirschenbaum also has strong trial experience; acting as co-trial counsel in a number of cases, as well in the $2.2M verdict discrimination case: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ex-truck-driver-wins-2-2m-sexual-racial-harassment-suit-article-1.2452761

Mr. Kirschenbaum received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Delaware. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he was drawn toward the area of workers' rights. In law school, he won the Cali Award for a Collective Bargaining Workshop and obtained a prestigious Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship. He spent a 10-week fellowship working on labor law issues, contracts, and intellectual property issues at the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Mr. Kirschenbaum is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York as well as the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, running half-marathons, and enjoying down time with friends and family.

Many New York employers fail to meet their legal obligations to workers. Their misconduct ranges from harassing employees who belong to protected classes to failing to pay minimum wage or overtime. Employees may be afraid that they will lose their jobs if they complain about being mistreated, and that fear is often justified. In some cases, employers retaliate against employees who complain to HR or an agency, or file a claim in connection with legal violations. Retaliation is illegal under anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws, and it includes many types of adverse employment actions taken by employers to punish employees. At Phillips & Associates, we can help employees bring harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, and retaliation claims against their employers.

In addition to receiving fair wages, you are entitled to work in a place that is free from discrimination and harassment. There are both federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Federal laws include Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to their race, color, sex, national origin, or religion. Although Title VII applies only to businesses with 15 or more employees, New York state and local laws may offer more expansive legal protections to many employees of smaller businesses.

Except for the Equal Pay Act, all laws enforced by the EEOC require employees to file a charge before suing an employer for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. It is possible to file a charge yourself, but often it may be in your best interest to consult a New York City employment lawyer to understand your options and how best to frame your charge. The EEOC may not find a violation, but this does not necessarily mean that your lawsuit would not be successful. Mr. Kirschenbaum and his colleagues can review your case and give you a knowledgeable opinion about your options.

Client Reviews
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Hands down the best law firm for labor disputes in NYC. Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination. A special compliment to my lawyer Brittany Stevens. An amazing person and well prepared experienced lawyer. She was professional and empathetic to my case and worked in a time appropriate manner. She never miss a phone call at any hour of the day.The other associates that assisted Brittany were Yusha Hiraman, Eugenio Benvenuto, Kevin Guaranda and Katerina Housos. They were all professional and answered any questions or concerns that I had. Brittany and her team helped me with what I needed, when I needed it. I want to thank them all (especially Brittany), for a job well done. Massimo
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Jesse Weinstein handled my discrimination case. He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry. His expertise, combined with the experience of the Firm, resulted in the best possible outcome of my case. Although I wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone, things do and always will happen and I would highly recommend Jesse and this Firm to anyone facing discrimination or other workplace issues. Karen
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I was a client with this law firm. I can't stress enough how awesome and professional the people are here. Silvia & Erica made me feel so comfortable and welcome. I never had to guess anything. Anytime I call, emailed, or even texted. They were always there. If not they would get back to me as soon as possible. My case was not an easy situation for me but I tell you these guys made it seem like it was. I'm so glad that I use Phillip & Phillip. I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful to have met such awesome, honest, and caring people. Thank you again. Djuana
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I highly recommend Parisis (Gerry) Fillippatos with Phillips & Associates to represent you for employment related matters. He and his team were professional, attentive to every detail and brilliant at identifying the legal grounds to win the case. Parisis's communication and delivery were highly articulate and precise. He is personable and makes you feel comfortable in the maze of legal jargon. Finally, his confidence, perseverance and masterful negotiation skills deliver the win. Anonymous
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I had an excellent experience with this team! Thanks, Marjorie, Brittany, and Candy for your great support and prompt answers to all my questions. I highly recommend this firm. This team works very hard and I am extremely happy with the results. Ana