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What Laws Protect Employees Against Discrimination? - September 2019

Employment discrimination is something our country has been working to eliminate for, almost since our founding when the Fifth Amendment was written stating that the government could not deprive an individual of their "life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness." The federal government has continued to expand on this theme, particularly in an employment context. Read More...

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Understanding Paid Family Leave - August 2019

The State of New York has one of the strongest paid family leave policies in the nation, which means that employees get to take advantage of both federal protections as well as increased state-level policies. Read More...

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Recent Amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law Afford Greater Protection from Sexual Harassment and Discrimination - July 2019

Often, when people are subjected to discrimination or sexual harassment at work, they are fearful of losing their jobs and uncertain about which steps to take to prevent such adverse acts. Fortunately, New York employees are protected from harassment and discrimination under state and federal laws. Read More...


Is Workplace Harassment Illegal? - June 2019

There is no question that workplace harassment is illegal, and you should not be subjected to harassment while you are trying to work. However, how do you define harassment? Is a co-worker telling an off-color joke harassment? What about when an over-excited boss starts giving out hugs? Read More...


Understanding Wrongful Termination - April 2019

New York is an at-will employment state, meaning that businesses can hire and fire employees as they need them. They can fire someone because staffing needs have changed or for no reason at all. Wrongful termination in New York occurs when your employer fires you, not for a legitimate reason, but for a (usually) underlying discriminatory reason. Read More...

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Client Reviews
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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
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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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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