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Gregory Kirschenbaum Gregory Kirschenbaum Article for Lawyer Monthly

Attorney Gregory Kirschenbaum of Phillips & Associates recently wrote an article on revisions to the New York State Human Rights Law for Lawyer Monthly. On August 12, 2019, the Governor of New York signed into law reforms of several provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law. These changes make the law more protective of employees. As a result, it will be easier for a plaintiff to seek and obtain justice after suffering from employment discrimination. At Phillips & Associates, our New York employment lawyers welcome the changes to the New York State Human Rights Law. We look forward to helping employees enforce their rights ever more vigorously under the new provisions. Read More…


Marjorie Mesidor Marjorie Mesidor Discusses LGBTQ Community Lawsuit Against YouTube on Cheddar News

Recently, the LGBTQ community sued YouTube, alleging that their content was flagged in a way in which other content was not flagged. The complaint alleges that YouTube automatically reflags videos as adult content whenever the content involves gay, bisexual, or transgender topics. Sexual orientation discrimination and gender discrimination are illegal in the workplace and in public accommodations in New York City. Phillips & Associates partner Marjorie Mesidor recently spoke to Cheddar News about the LGBTQ community lawsuit against YouTube. Read More…


Gerry Filippatos Gerry Filippatos Speaks with Amadeus Frazier About Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment on the job can be humiliating and devastating. There may or may not be economic consequences, but there are often emotional consequences. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit workplace sexual harassment. Each law, when it applies, allows an employee to sue for damages arising out of workplace sexual harassment. Phillips & Associates partner Gerry Filippatos was recently interviewed by Amadeus Frazier about the protections granted to employees who suffer from sexual harassment. If you think that you may have been subjected to sexual harassment at your job, you should talk to Mr. Filippatos or one of our other New York City sexual harassment lawyers to find out whether you have a claim. Read More…


William Phillips Recent Amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law Afford Greater Protection from Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Often, when people are subjected to discrimination or sexual harassment at work, they are fearful of maintaining their jobs and uncertain about which steps to take to prevent further adverse acts. Fortunately, New York employees are protected from harassment and discrimination under state and federal laws. While the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) provides comprehensive protection, it only applies to individuals who work in New York City. Read More…


Inclusivity in the Workplace with Lawyers Monthly William Phillips and Steven Fingerhut Discuss LGBT+ Inclusivity in the Workplace with Lawyers Monthly

In recognition of Pride Month, Lawyer Monthly magazine recently spoke with William Phillips, the managing partner of Phillips & Associates, and Steven Fingerhut, an associate attorney at Phillips & Associates, regarding the rights of the LGBT+ community in the workplace. Phillips & Associates is an employment discrimination law firm that represents plaintiffs in lawsuits in the New York metro area and in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Read More…


Marjorie Mesidor Discusses the Rights of a Pregnant Employee Marjorie Mesidor Discusses the Rights of a Pregnant Employee in New York for Super Lawyers

Marjorie Mesidor is a partner at Phillips & Associates. Ms. Mesidor practices in the field of employment discrimination and has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and Top Woman Attorney. Super Lawyers identifies top practitioners in each state in a wide variety of practice areas. Super Lawyers also recruits attorneys named as Rising Stars to discuss issues of public concern. Recently, Ms. Mesidor discussed the rights of a pregnant employee in New York for Super Lawyers. Read More…


Brittany Stevens Super Lawyers Brittany Stevens Addresses What You Should Do If Your Boss is Sexually Harassing You in New York with Super Lawyers

Brittany Stevens is an associate attorney at Phillips & Associates who practices in the area of employment litigation. Ms. Stevens handles a wide variety of cases, including cases arising out of sexual harassment. She recently addressed the question of what you should do if your boss is sexually harassing you in New York with Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service that identifies the top attorneys in each state in various practice areas and engages those attorneys to answer pertinent questions. In 2018, Ms. Stevens was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Read More…


Erica Shnayder Super Lawyers Erica Shnayder Addresses Whether You Can Sue Your Employer for Sexual Harassment In New York For Super Lawyers

Erica Shnayder is a senior associate at Phillips & Associates, practicing in the area of employment discrimination litigation. Ms. Shnayder is committed to helping people protect their workplace rights, and as a result of her diligent representation, she was named a Rising Star in employment litigation by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a service that recognizes top attorneys in each state in numerous practice areas. Additionally, Super Lawyers asks leading attorneys to answer pertinent questions that arise in their practice areas. Recently, Ms. Shnayder responded to the question of whether you can sue your employer for sexual harassment in New York. Ms. Shnayder explained that while you have a right to sue your employer for sexual harassment, there are specific steps that you must take prior to filing a lawsuit. It is essential to follow these steps, since a failure to do so can jeopardize any potential lawsuit. Read More…


Silvia Stanciu Super Lawyers Silvia Stanciu Answers Whether You Can Sue Your Employer for Sexual Harassment by a Coworker in New York for Super Lawyers

Silvia Stanciu is an attorney at Phillips & Associates who handles employment litigation cases. In 2018 and 2019, Ms. Stanciu was named to the list of Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers rates top attorneys in many practice areas in each state. Super Lawyers also asks the lawyers whom it identifies as top attorneys to answer important questions on issues of public concern. Recently, Super Lawyers asked Ms. Stanciu to answer the question of whether you can sue your employer for sexual harassment by a coworker in New York. Read More…


2019 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists Phillips & Associates Named as 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists

The National Law Journal recently published its list of 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers Finalists, naming Phillips & Associates as finalists in the categories of Discrimination, Employment Rights, and Racial Discrimination. The list was narrowed down from 300 submissions from law firms that devote a significant amount of their practice to plaintiffs’ matters. The finalists were selected by editors and reporters from ALM and The National Law Journal. The National Law Journal noted that the firms chosen as finalists were selected due to their cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last year and a half, as well as their strong record of favorable verdicts and settlements over the past three to five years. At Phillips & Associates, our New York City employment lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of discrimination and harassment recover damages for their harm. Read More…


019 Legal Elite Awards Phillips & Associates Named Best Employment Discrimination Attorney in New York

US Business News Magazine recently issued their 2019 Legal Elite Awards, and Phillips & Associates is proud to announce that we were named the Best Employment Discrimination Attorney in New York. Phillips & Associates represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits in New York City and throughout the Tri-State area. Our New York City employment discrimination lawyers work with a wide range of clients and fight tenaciously to protect their rights in the workplace. Read More…


Lawyer Monthly Can You Be Fired for Being Sick?

Jesse Weinstein, an employment discrimination attorney at Phillips & Associates, recently spoke with Lawyer Monthly magazine regarding the issue of whether an employee can be fired for being sick. Phillips & Associates is a law firm representing plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our skilled New York City employment lawyers are proficient in helping victims of discrimination seek compensation for their losses. Read More…


 Phillips & Associates Phillips & Associates Achieves One of the Top Verdicts in New York in 2018

Recently, Phillips & Associates was notified that the firm was recognized as one of the top verdict winners in New York in 2018, based on winning a $2,310,000.00 verdict in an employment discrimination case. The case, which was handled by attorneys Marjorie Mesidor, Brittany A. Stevens, and Nicole A. Welch, included claims of civil rights violations, race discrimination, and hostile work environment. The case is illustrative of the types of cases that Phillips & Associates routinely brings on behalf of employees who are victims of discrimination in New York City and throughout the Tri-State area. While not all cases may result in such high verdicts, our New York City employment attorneys work tirelessly in each case to help our clients pursue the full amount of compensation that they may be owed. Read More…


Gregory Kirschenbaum Gregory Kirschenbaum Discusses Wrongful Termination Claims Against New York City with Super Lawyers

Gregory Kirschenbaum is a New York City employment discrimination lawyer at Phillips & Associates. Mr. Kirschenbaum has significant litigation experience, including acting as co-counsel in an employment discrimination case that resulted in a $2.2 million verdict. Additionally, Mr. Kirschenbaum was named to the New York Rising Stars list multiple times by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a service that rates lawyers, identifying the top lawyers in each state in numerous practice areas. Mr. Kirschenbaum recently addressed the issue of whether a person can pursue a wrongful termination claim against New York City with Super Lawyers. Read More…


Steven Fingerhut Steven Fingerhut Discusses Disability Discrimination with Super Lawyers

Steven Fingerhut is an associate at Phillips & Associates, practicing in the area of employment litigation. Super Lawyers, a rating service that identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, named Mr. Fingerhut to the New York Rising Stars list in 2018. Super Lawyers regularly engages top attorneys to answer questions regarding legal issues that are of public importance. Recently, Mr. Fingerhut conferred with Super Lawyers to advise employees as to how they can tell if they have a New York disability discrimination claim. Read More…


Siobhan Klassen Siobhan Klassen Talks to Super Lawyers Regarding Whether You Can Sue Your Employer for Wrongful Termination in New York

Siobhan Klassen is a New York City employment attorney at Phillips & Associates. She was named as a New York Rising Star in 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers, a service that identifies top practitioners in each state in a wide variety of practice areas. Super Lawyers also enlists attorneys listed as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars to answer questions of public concern. Super Lawyers recently engaged Ms. Klassen to discuss whether you can sue your employer for wrongful termination in New York. Read More…


Marjorie Mesidor Reporting Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era

According to Vox.com, as of January 1, 2019, 263 celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others who have been accused of sexual misconduct since April 2017. Pat Meehan. Al Franken. Trent Franks. Blake Farenthold. John Conyers, Jr. Bobby Scott. Ruben Kihuen. Roy Moore. These are a few from the proverbial roll call of members of Congress that have been accused of sexual misconduct since October 2017, when the #metoo movement went viral. Read More…


Erica Ruth Sanders Discusses Criminal Conviction Discrimination for Lawyer Monthly Erica Ruth Sanders Discusses Criminal Conviction Discrimination for Lawyer Monthly

Erica Ruth Sanders, a New York employment attorney at Phillips & Associates recently wrote an article on criminal conviction discrimination in and around New York City that appeared in Lawyer Monthly. Criminal conviction discrimination, also known as criminal history discrimination occurs when someone is denied a job or fired due to a criminal record. Read More…


Silvia Stanciu Discusses Sexual Harassment for Lawyer Monthly Silvia Stanciu Discusses Sexual Harassment for Lawyer Monthly

Sexual harassment at a job can take a significant emotional toll on a victim. There are two types of sexual harassment. When enduring harassment is a condition of continuing employment, the harassment is actionable. This is quid pro quo harassment, which can only be perpetrated by a supervisor or another authority figure in the workplace. When the harassing conduct is pervasive or severe enough to generate a work environment that a reasonable person would believe is abusive, hostile, or intimidating, it is actionable as hostile work environment harassment. New York City employment attorney Silvia Stanciu of Phillips & Associates recently wrote an article on her background in the legal profession and her work in sexual harassment cases for the Women in Law issue of Lawyer Monthly. Read More…


Katerina Housos New York Employment Attorney, Katerina Housos Discusses Pregnancy Discrimination Laws on Greek Public Radio COSMOS FM

On Thursday May 10, 2019, one of our New York City employment attorneys, Katerina Housos, discussed the legal framework surrounding discrimination on the basis of pregnancy on her biweekly radio show Counterpoint, broadcasting live on WNYE 91.5. This past summer, a New York Times investigation found that pregnancy discrimination is still very much systematic and pervasive inside America's biggest companies even after 41 years from the passing of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which provided that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions is unlawful sex discrimination. In October, the Times also published a very powerful article titled "Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination," that recounts the disturbing experiences of pregnant women who were legally denied critical accommodations under federal law. Read More…


Parisis G. Filippatos

Parisis G. Filippatos, a Partner at Phillips & Associates and a former Professor of American Government at Empire College and Lecturer on Legal Ethics, comments on the impending release of the Muller Report and the potential criminal and ethical charges facing Michael Avenatti.



Leaders in Law Leaders in Law Profile on William K. Phillips

Recently, Phillips and Associates’ Managing Partner, William Phillips, was named a Leader in Law. The selection process for the Leaders-in-Law database of lawyers involves rigorous vetting. People who are added to the database have established track records of success, as well as unique characteristics and knowledge of their particular practice area and any local requirements for that practice area. Users of the Leaders-in-Law search engines include large multi-national corporations and successful entrepreneurs. Read More…


Steven Fingerhut - Lawyer Monthly Steven Fingerhut Interview Appears in Lawyer Monthly

Steven Fingerhut is an employment litigation associate at Phillips & Associates. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Fingerhut a Rising Star. He belongs to the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He vigorously represents people who have suffered from workplace discrimination and harassment and need a New York City employment attorney to safeguard their rights. At one trial, he and his co-counsel secured a $77,054.54 judgement for a client claiming damages for wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination. Recently, Mr. Fingerhut appeared in Lawyer Monthly to talk about sex discrimination. Read More…


Bill Phillips - Downtown Magazine Downtown Magazine on Bill Phillips

Your work is an important part of your life. Most employees go to work hoping to be judged based on the quality of their work performance, rather than their identity. There are multiple federal and state laws in place to protect employees from employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Unfortunately, employers sometimes do make decisions based on bias rather than merit. Recently, Downtown Magazine published an article on Bill Phillips, who has been fighting for employees wronged by their employers for almost a decade. If you have faced employment discrimination or other forms of mistreatment, you should consult Bill Phillips and his team of New York City employment attorneys about your situation. Read More…


Steven Siegler - Lawyer Monthly Steven Siegler Discusses Age Discrimination with Lawyer Monthly

The magazine Lawyer Monthly recently spoke to employment litigator Steven Siegler of Phillips & Associates about age discrimination and what an employee’s rights are if they have been told that they are too old for a job. Mr. Siegler is an experienced employment attorney who handles cases in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Often, he handles discrimination cases related to age, gender, race, or a disability, but he also handles severance and executive compensation issues. Read More…


Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law New York City Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination on January 30, 2019

On January 30, 2019, the New York City Human Rights Commission teamed up with the CUNY School of Law, the Commission on Gender Equity, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene a hearing on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss issues that nursing mothers, caregivers, and pregnant women face on a daily basis in the workplace. Although there are federal, state, and local laws in place to protect you as a pregnant woman or a caregiver, discrimination on these grounds still occurs. Greater protections may be needed. If you face pregnancy or caregiver discrimination on the job, you should consult our experienced New York City pregnancy discrimination attorneys. Read More…



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Client Reviews
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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
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They were articulate, compassionate, persistent, and they wrote superbly. I felt as if they were truly in my corner, and I have recommended them to others. Susan
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Mr. Phillips' law firm is dedicated to providing excellent service. Your case is explained step by step. All questions and concerns are addressed promptly and accurately. I am extremely satisfied and highly recommend Mr. Phillips. Ingrit