How to Choose a Sexual Harassment / Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Finding the right sexual harassment law firm is really a gut feeling because it is a relationship. The client-attorney relationship is just that, a relationship, and therefore there's two parts to it: there's the client and there's the attorney. We understand that you may call a number of attorneys because you don't know where to start in looking for an attorney. Iif you call Phillips & Associates and come meet with one of our experienced sexual harassment attorneys, you will know that you are in the right hands. You will know that you have the best lawyers working for you. Not only do you have an attorney who understands you and your case, you have a whole law firm behind you, and so you are not going through this alone; you're going through it with a team.
New York City Lawyers Fighting for Your Workplace Rights
At Phillips & Associates, we understand that sexual harassment and employment discrimination are challenging for workers. You may be humiliated and anxious about going back to work or finding a new job. You may experience a loss in self-esteem and productivity. You may also be fearful of your harasser or employer. It is crucial to select a skilled New York City employment discrimination attorney to pursue your claim. We have fought against some of the largest corporations in New York. Phillips & Associates will fight for your rights in the workplace. To learn more about this topic, read on and watch the video on this page.How to Choose a Sexual Harassment or Employment Discrimination Lawyer
One of the most important things that you should consider is the experience of the attorney whom you are thinking about hiring. You should retain an attorney with a record of success in the specific area of discrimination law that affects your case.
For example, if you have a claim of racial harassment, you should retain an employment discrimination attorney in New York City who has prosecuted Title VII claims as well as claims under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) and the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) If you believe that you have suffered from retaliation for taking maternity leave to which you were entitled under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), meanwhile, you should retain an attorney who has successfully brought these specific types of claims.
You should make sure that your attorney has taken cases to trial on behalf of other workers. Not all lawyers go to trial, and some make their money by bringing many claims and settling them quickly. Employers typically hire big law firms when faced with a harassment or discrimination complaint. Defense attorneys may try to bury your lawyer in paper or use other tactics to overwhelm and intimidate them. They may make low ball offers, hoping that you will just go away. They will take your claim more seriously if you are represented by a large law firm with a solid reputation of litigating cases and going to trial when serious offers of settlement are not made.
Experienced employment lawyers can offer you sound advice on your discrimination or sexual harassment claim. Many discrimination law firms charge upfront fees and or fees to review a case. We find it hard to ask a person who just lost their job to pay an upfront fee. At Phillips & Associates, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorney’s fees are based on our success.
Employment discrimination litigation can be expensive, and by taking your case on a contingency basis, we tie our economic success to yours. In order to get compensated for the huge amount of work that we do on each case, we need to accurately evaluate both the facts and the law. To establish sexual harassment, we would need to prove either quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment harassment. In order to prove a hostile work environment claim, we would need to demonstrate the severity of sexual harassment. The laws protecting employees against discrimination are complex. It’s important to have a knowledgeable team to help you navigate the legal process.Consult a Dedicated Employment Discrimination Attorney in New York City
It may be difficult to decide how to choose an employment discrimination or sexual harassment lawyer. Ultimately, you should meet with any prospective attorney and see if you feel comfortable with that law firm. You need to be able to trust that your attorney will fight for you. At Phillips & Associates, our New York City employment discrimination lawyers can evaluate your particular situation and provide vigorous legal representation. Contact us at (212) 248-7431 or through our online form to set up a free appointment. We fight discrimination and harassment in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, Westchester, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
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