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Jitesh Dudani


Mr. Dudani is a Litigator at Phillips & Associates and will pursue zealous representation of claims pertaining to discrimination and sexual harassment. He is an attorney licensed in New York and California, practicing primarily in federal courts. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and served as the Student Body Representative, co-founder, and vice president of the Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association, an associate editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a staff editor with the Berkeley Business Law Journal. He has also been the recipient of the Kalpakam- Lorriane Resident Award by International House, UC Berkeley, in recognition of his distinct volunteer work in the Bay Area.

Mr. Dudani has extensive federal litigation experience having litigated hundreds of cases in the past five years and having managed federal cases from initiation to completion including, regularly first chairing: initial, status, pre-motion, pre-trial, settlement conferences, etc. He has litigated cases in New York and California Federal Courts and New York State Courts achieving successful resolutions. Further, he has engaged in mediations, negotiations, arbitrations, and depositions securing favorable outcomes.

His previous work experience includes work with a federal commercial and consumer litigation firm on Long Island, New York; a fast-paced general litigation firm in Downtown Manhattan; the San Francisco Public Defender's Office; and the Office of Attorney General, California (Licensing Division).

Mr. Dudani is fluent in Hindi and is conversational in both Sindhi and Punjabi.

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:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Gender identity
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Partnership status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Alienage
  • 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 Mr. Dudani 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 [link to contact page] or contact us at (212) 248-7431.