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Long Island Employment Discrimination

Lawyers for Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment LitigationLong Island City

When you go to a job or job interview, you should be judged according to your skill, accomplishments, and performance, rather than personal traits like the color of your skin or how closely you match your employer’s stereotypes about what men and women should look like. Sadly, employers do act according to prejudice. You may find yourself working for someone who holds bias about your identity or life story and acts accordingly. If you were subject to discrimination, you should discuss your situation with the seasoned Long Island employment discrimination lawyers of Phillips & Associates. We serve Long Island communities in matters of discrimination and harassment. We’ve recovered millions in awards and settlements.

Serving Long Island Communities

Federal, state, and local laws prohibit workplace discrimination. It may be appropriate to sue your employer for damages if it takes an adverse employment action against you based on traits protected under federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The New York State Human Rights Law also prohibits discrimination in the workplace.

Adverse employment actions include termination, disparate pay, harassment, or failure to promote. For example, if your boss terminates you because you come out as gay, you may have a claim for workplace discrimination. Similarly, if your boss fails to take corrective action after you are subject to racial harassment, you may have a claim for damages. Failure to provide a reasonable accommodation for a disability can also be workplace discrimination.

Our firm represents workers in connection with employment discrimination arising out of:

Sue for Damages If You Were Sexually Harassed

Like communities in other places, Long Island communities face the very real risk of workplace sexual harassment even though the law prohibits it. Sexual harassment, as we’ve seen in recent years, is tragically common. It can include any unwelcome conduct based on a worker’s gender. Those of either gender may perpetrate harassment, and harassment may involve a perpetrator and victim of the same or opposite sexes. We represent clients in connection with:

Long Island Attorneys for Pregnancy Discrimination

We are a leader in pregnancy discrimination litigation. Pregnancy discrimination includes adverse employment actions taken not only because of pregnancy but also because of childbirth or a medical condition related to either of these. It is prohibited under both federal and state laws. You can learn more about pregnancy discrimination here:

The stakes tend to be high when you have to support a baby but have been treated negatively by an employer. It’s important to seek out legal advice from experienced advocates for workers.

Disability and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Although disability discrimination is illegal, it is common. As a person whose disability meets the definition of “disability” under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or state law, you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation unless it would pose an undue hardship. With larger companies, it is possible you could take family or medical leave under federal law, too, in connection with an illness, childbirth, or certain other circumstances. You can learn more about whether you might have a disability discrimination or medical leave discrimination claim here:

Fighting for Your Rights in Long Island

We represent clients from all walks of life and in many different kinds of industries. We handle not only employment discrimination and harassment litigation, but also the following employment-related matters:

Our Long Island Employment Lawyers Can Fight For You

If you were discriminated against on the job, it is important to talk to the experienced lawyers of Phillips & Associates. We provide a free initial consultation and represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We recognize how stressful discrimination is for workers, and with this fee structure, we do not recover our fees unless we secure an award or settlement on your behalf. Call us at (516) 365-3731or complete our online form. We are dedicated to Long Island communities and look forward to speaking with you.

What Our Clients Say?
"Phillips & Associates did a wonderful job. I would recommend Brittany Stevens." Angel
"Employment dispute I had a dispute with my former employer, Jesse Weinstein was patient and thorough with my case. He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone." Margaret
"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. 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
"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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