Morgan Mickelsen is a knowledgeable trial lawyer who fights for those who have been harmed by discrimination and harassment. If you have been discriminated against by an employer or harassed on the job because of your membership in a protected class you should discuss your situation with Ms. Mickelsen and the seasoned New York City employment discrimination lawyers of Phillips & Associates. We look closely at our clients’ cases to determine all available relief and strong strategies to obtain the best available outcome.
Ms. Mickelsen graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Ms. Mickelsen received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York. While in law school she participated in the Moot Court Honor Society, was a student attorney in the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic and served as Co-Chair of the Elder Law and Guardianship Pro Bono Project.
Prior to joining Phillips & Associates, Ms. Mickelsen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office in Bronx, New York.
Ms. Mickelsen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.Discrimination and Harassment
Workplace discrimination and harassment can do severe harm to workers of different backgrounds. You may have grounds to sue if you were discriminated against or harassed due to a protected characteristic under federal, state, or local laws. In general, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law provide greater protection than do federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
The New York City Human Rights Law, widely considered one of the most liberal laws in the country, prohibits discrimination based on:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Marital status
- Partnership status
- Sexual orientation
- Citizenship status.
Some of these characteristics are also protected under the New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). If you were denied a promotion because you came out as gay at the office holiday party, you may have grounds to sue for sexual orientation. Similarly, if you were refused a reasonable accommodation and you are paraplegic, you may have claims not only under the city law, but also the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York State Human Rights Law.
In some cases, the specific facts of a case will allow for relief under one law but not the others, even though all three seem to apply. It is critical to retain a compassionate, knowledgeable trial lawyer like Ms. Mickelsen and the rest of the team at Phillips & Associates to make sure your interests are properly protected.Hire Seasoned New York City Legal Counsel
You should retain experienced New York City lawyers when you believe you’ve been discriminated against or sexually harassed by your employer. At Phillips and Associates, we represent victims of discrimination in companies located in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County, among other places. Fill out our online form or contact us at (212) 248-7431.