High Profile Harassment Cases
High profile harassment cases can be difficult for plaintiffs’ firms to handle without experience and adequate financial backing. Often these cases are high profile because the defendants are huge corporations or run by celebrities or well-known names. They may take every possible step to avoid paying an employee what he or she is due for discrimination or harassment. They may have control over significant pieces of evidence and use certain tactics in discovery to avoid turning them over. Accordingly, if you were harassed on the job, you should consult a seasoned New York City harassment attorney accustomed to the particular challenges often posed by high profile cases.
Phillips and Associates is the go-to law firm for high-profile discrimination and harassment cases. We have gone up against many big companies and represented victims of harassment in high-profile suits against their employers. Our firm provides free consultations. This allows us to evaluate cases and take them on a contingency fee basis. In this type of fee structure, you do not have to pay anything unless we settle or win an award for you at trial. No law firm can guarantee an outcome, but we have a track record of successes and a firm grasp on which strategies are likely to be successful, both at mediation and in a courtroom, if the case should be taken to trial. We provide free consultations.High Profile Harassment Cases
High profile harassment cases can be more challenging because of the power defendants have in these cases. They may use numerous tactics outside a courtroom, in addition to placing obstacles in a worker’s path within it with regard to motions.
We handle harassment cases arising out of protected characteristics such as sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, color, and more. Our firm carefully evaluates cases during free consultations to figure out what potential claims may be implicated and obtain the pieces of information needed to value prospective clients’ cases.Workplace Antiharassment Laws
Harassment is a form of discrimination under several different federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For instance, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits harassment as a form of discrimination when it is committed on the basis of somebody's race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
In many cases, the state law provides greater protection than does federal law. The New York State Human Rights Law forbids workplace harassment based on various protected characteristics, including some that overlap with federal laws such as Title VII and the ADA.
The New York City Human Rights Law is widely regarded as one of the most liberal in the country. It protects a broad range of characteristics. These characteristics include:
- Citizenship status
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Veteran or active military service member
- Pregnancy and lactation accommodations
- Per caregiver status
- Status as a victim of domestic violence.
Retaliation is prohibited under the federal, state, and local antidiscrimination laws. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you under federal, state, or local antidiscrimination laws. Under the city law, retaliation exists if you were penalized by your employer because you opposed an illegal discriminatory practice, you filed a complaint of discrimination or charge with an agency or your employer, or you participated or testified in a proceeding related to discriminatory conduct as that's defined under the New York City human rights law.
You may be able to win an award for damages even if a court disagrees with you about whether the harassment you faced on the job entitles you to damages. Our lawyers understand how to negotiate effectively in mediations. We have a strong reputation with both our peers and defense counsel. When a case is high-profile, defense attorneys are likely to be more careful about how they handle the claim in mediation when they know a worker is represented by a law firm with a record of successes.Consult a Litigator for Your Workplace Harassment Lawsuit
Big corporations and celebrities should not be able to abuse their power over employees who have fewer resources. You should not be fearful about being blackballed from an industry or finding another job when you have been discriminated against or harassed on the job. Our firm is dedicated to seeking justice for workers. If you’re concerned about a high-profile harassment case in a New York City workplace, you should call our lawyers. We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Nassau County, or Suffolk County. Complete our online form or call us at (833) 529-3476 or for a free consultation.