Phillips & Associates

Phillips & Associates Named Best Employment Discrimination Attorney in New York

019 Legal Elite Awards

US Business News Magazine recently issued their 2019 Legal Elite Awards, and Phillips & Associates is proud to announce that we were named the Best Employment Discrimination Attorney in New York. Phillips & Associates represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits in New York City and throughout the Tri-State area. Our New York City employment discrimination lawyers work with a wide range of clients and fight tenaciously to protect their rights in the workplace.

Our Clients

Phillips & Associates was founded over seven years ago, and since then our attorneys have worked diligently to help us become one of the best sexual harassment and discrimination firms in the New York area. We solely represent employees in these cases. We are mindful that employees who are victims of discrimination or sexual harassment are typically fighting corporations and other businesses with seemingly endless resources to pay attorneys. We strive to level the playing field for employees who were victims of discrimination by using our skills, experience, and resources to hold discriminatory employers accountable. We are dedicated to helping our clients repair the harm caused by their employers so that they can move forward with their lives.

Our Team

Many employment discrimination law firms in the New York area have fewer attorneys than Phillips & Associates and limited resources to handle the complexities of an employment discrimination lawsuit. We have multiple attorneys with substantial experience in handling high-value cases and have obtained over $110 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Additionally, six of our attorneys are members of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” which is limited to attorneys who have obtained a settlement or verdict of $1 million or more. We endeavor to remain at the forefront of protecting employees' rights and work hard to offer our clients the latest legal insights and support to assist them in obtaining a successful result.

Pursuing Employment Discrimination Claims Under Local, State, and Federal Laws

Focusing on sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases allows us to become proficient in identifying potential claims and analyzing the particular facts of each case to develop compelling arguments in favor of our clients. Employment discrimination is prohibited by local, state, and federal laws, and an employer that has discriminated against an employee can be held liable for damages caused by the discrimination.

The law under which an employee seeks damages will depend on the nature of the discrimination and which law is most favorable to the employee. For example, racial discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which is a federal law, and both the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Title VII, however, only applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Furthermore, the combined compensatory and punitive damages recoverable under Title VII are capped based on the number of employees who work for the employer.

In contrast, the New York State Human Rights Law, which also prohibits discrimination, applies to employers with four or more employees. In cases involving sexual harassment, there is no employee minimum. Lastly, the New York City Human Rights Law provides the greatest protection from discrimination for employees and potential employees. Like the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law applies to employers with four or more employees. Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law are not capped, unlike damages recoverable under Title VII.

Meet with an Experienced Employment Discrimination Attorney

Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace. If you are a victim of discrimination, it is crucial to retain an experienced employment lawyer to protect your rights. The attorneys at Phillips & Associates will work diligently to help you seek any damages that you may be owed. You can contact us at (212) 248-7431 or through our online form to schedule a meeting to discuss your options. We assist employees in discrimination lawsuits in New York City, as well as Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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