Phillips & Associates

Manhattan Employment Discrimination

Phillips & Associates is a workplace discrimination law firm dedicated to serving victims of discrimination in the workplace in Manhattan, and throughout the greater New York City area. Our firm is dedicated to zealously representing the victims of sexual harassment and discrimination. We have successfully represented clients facing discrimination in a wide variety of settings across the employment spectrum.


Discrimination is generally defined as the unlawful or unequal treatment of an individual based upon an immutable characteristic. Discrimination can take many forms, and can be based upon any number of characteristics. These can include discrimination based upon: age, criminal conviction, disability, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Additionally, sexual harassment can constitute unlawful discrimination, as federal law considers it to be a form of gender based discrimination.

Federal laws protect employees against discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other statutes. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the main governmental agency charged with upholding these various federal protections. In many cases, employees who have faced discrimination will have to first file a claim with the EEOC before proceeding any further.

The New York City Human Rights Law also provides additional protections for employees working in Manhattan, especially for those working with employers that may not be covered by federal laws.

Workplace discrimination can happen at any time in the employment process, including during the application phase, and in relation to decisions regarding hiring, firing, promotions, and layoffs. If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, you should not hesitate to contact an employment discrimination attorney.


Many people are afraid to complain of discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace for fear of retribution. The law prohibits your employer from retaliating against you because of a complaint you made regarding discrimination or sexual harassment. In addition to our mission of fighting discriminatory and harassing behavior in the workplace, our office can assist you if you feel you have been unfairly punished or retaliated against for alleging violations of this kind against your employer.


The experienced employment discrimination attorneys at Phillips & Associates are well aware of the difficulties associated with making an allegation in the workplace. However, workplace discrimination can undermine your job performance and personal life, as well as damage your sense of well-being and dignity. At Phillips & Associates, we are committed to seeking justice on behalf of our clients, and obtaining the outcomes they deserve. If you have been subject to unfair treatment on the basis of a protected characteristic, or believe you have been subject to sexual harassment, you may have grounds to pursue legal remedies against your employer. However, the statute of limitations to bring job-related claims is short, so you should pursue your claim as soon as possible to avoid having it barred.

To set up a no-cost consultation with a knowledgeable Manhattan workplace discrimination attorney, call Phillips & Associates at (212) 248-7431 or complete our online Contact Us form.

45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
Client Reviews
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
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
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
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
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