When you go to a job, you probably hope the employer will judge you on how you perform, rather than personal traits like your gender or disability or race. Unfortunately, although workplace discrimination is prohibited, some companies continue to practice it. The seasoned New York employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates handle high profile discrimination and harassment cases, along with other kinds of employment lawsuits and claims. Since our founding, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in awards and settlements.Serving New York Communities
Federal, state, and local laws protect you against job discrimination. You may be able to bring a lawsuit for damages if you face negative treatment or decisions by your employer based on a trait protected under these laws. Federal laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The state law provides broader protections to workers in many instances. Discrimination occurs if you are treated adversely by an employer based on a protected characteristic such as race or sex. Adverse employment actions include firing, layoffs, disparate pay, harassment, forced retirement, or failure to promote.
Our firm handles a wide range of workplace discrimination and harassment claims, including those involving:
- Sex or Gender
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- Criminal Conviction
- National Origin
It can be difficult to know whether you’ve been discriminated against because of a protected characteristic. In most cases, managers and supervisors don’t admit that they’ve made a decision that is based on your personal characteristic if they pass you over for a promotion or fire you. They’re often trained by the company’s legal counsel to avoid making those kinds of statements. Sometimes evidence that supports your claim will be withheld by the employer. You should call the experienced New York employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates for a free initial consultation.You Can Sue for Damages If You Were Sexually Harassed in the Workplace
Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome behavior, whether verbal or physical, based on your gender. For example, if you were inappropriately groped by a coworker at the holiday party, you may have been sexually harassed. Similarly, if you refused a sexual advance by your boss and were let go as a result of your refusal, you have been harmed by sexual harassment. People of either gender may perpetrate sexual harassment.
Our firm handles all types of sexual harassment lawsuits including those that arise out of:
- Unlawful Touching
- Sexual Joking, Sexual Comments
- Co-worker Sexual Harassment
- Supervisor Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Coercion
- Sexual Advances
- Sexual Assault
- Office/Holiday Parties
Our firm is a leader in legal representation of employees who have been discriminated against because of their pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. We pursue federal discrimination claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. We evaluate each case carefully to determine whether relief is available under the state or city law. You can read more about pregnancy discrimination here:
Your employer cannot discriminate against you based on your disability or medical condition if it meets the definition of “disability” under federal, state, or local law. You may have protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, or the New York State Paid Family Leave law. Learn more about legal claims arising out of disability discrimination here:
- Medical Condition Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
- FMLA Violations
Our firm also represents workers in a wide range of other matters including:
- Failure To Pay Overtime
- Severance Agreements
- Wrongful Termination
- EEOC Representation
If you have been discriminated against or harassed on the job, you should call the experienced lawyers of Phillips & Associates for a free initial consultation. You can reach us by calling (866) 576-0794 or completing our online form. We are dedicated to serving New York communities in employment discrimination matters and look forward to speaking with you.