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Lisa George

Associate

Lisa George is an associate with the seasoned New York City employment law attorneys of Phillips & Associates. She is dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights.

Ms. George graduated from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was recruited to Division 1 track and cross country teams and received Academic All-League Awards.

She strategized with co-leads, and the onsite Director of Children’s Education Programs at BronxWorks and New York Cares in budgeting annual funds towards monthly excursions for children living at a family residence in the Bronx. At Achilles International, she volunteered as a running Coach and worked with athletes with disabilities to determine mileage, course, and pace in Central Park. Ms. George served on the fundraising and political action committees at Planned Parenthood of New York in 2018.She also volunteered as a horticulturalist at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Ms. George earned her J.D. from City University of New York School of Law where she participated in Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity Mock Trial Team and served as the International Law Society Journal. During law school she was a legal intern at a family law practice where she conducted investigative research, drafted affidavits and interrogatories, and assisted with claims, petitions and divorce modifications, adult guardianship, child custody, alimony, child support, protective and restraining orders. She communicated case status to clients and liaised to several major banks on behalf of a client. In 2021, she served as a research assistant to Professor Deborah Zalesne at CUNY Law School in Long Island City. Her detailed research was used for the book Gender Inferiority in Contract Casebooks: Representations of Women in the Contract Curriculum.

Crucially for her current position at Phillips & Associates, Ms. George gained insight into employment law administrative claims when she served as a legal intern at the New York State Division of Human Rights in the Bronx in the summer of 2021. She gatheredevidence of discrimination using PACER, E-Courts, and agency database and provided legal recommendations regarding requests for NYS HR Art. 15 exemption to allow construction of youth-only complex. She built up her knowledge of race, age, gender and disability discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law by writing legal memos on these matters for the Commissioner and agency supervisor.

In her last year of law school, Ms. George was selected to join the nation’s leading clinic for international human rights and gender justice. Her work involved providing research for the Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Discrimination Against Women as they prepared to issue a new position statement on the regulation of conscientious objection in the context of women's health. She also worked with a coalition of NGO's to develop a report focusing on the staggering racial disparity on birthing outcomes in the United States, specifically in connection with the criminalization of birth and birthing outcomes for women of color domiciled within the United States. The report was then used to successfully lobby the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in anticipation of their upcoming review of the United States

Before joining Phillips & Associates as an associate attorney, Ms. George worked as an investigation analyst for Citibank.

Lawyers for Employment Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment

Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Importantly, the federal laws, which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tend to provide protection only for workers at midsize companies. The state and local laws protect workers at companies with at least 4 employees. In New York, you are protected against sexual harassment even if you are your employer’s only employee.

Damages

As an associate on your case, Ms. George will fight for your right to damages from your employer. These may include both compensatory and punitive damages, depending on the severity of the employer’s discrimination, retaliation or harassment.

Call Trustworthy New York City Employment Attorneys

Ms. George is a trustworthy New York City employment discrimination lawyer with Phillips & Associates. Complete our online form or call us at (866) 229-9441. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis and provide free consultations.