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Sally Pak


Sally Pak is a paralegal with the New York City employment discrimination lawyers of Phillips & Associates. She is dedicated to helping our legal team build a strong case for each of our clients. If you were harmed on the job, you should call us. We offer free initial consultations and represent clients in on a contingency fee basis, meaning we won’t recover our fee unless we win a damages award or settle a case on your behalf.

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In 2020, Ms. Pak graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and business administration. During college, she participated in Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. in several different leadership roles and served as president and treasurer of the Korean Cultural Organization. She joined the education and prevention committee of the Panhellenic Sexual Assault Task Force and interned with the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. She volunteered as a mentor in the Smart DC Higher Achievement Program and as a visitor experience assistant at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

Ms. Pak worked as a compliance and enforcement intern for the United States Department of Agriculture, Compliance and Enforcement Branch in Washington, DC in 2018. She developed a recorded training session and a user manual for future staff.

Later, Ms. Pak interned at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Rockville, Maryland. In assisting the attorneys, she conducted legal research for trial preparation, organized parole files, analyzed discovery files, and communicated with clients about parole matters. She also trained incoming interns to use the case management system. In 2020, Ms. Pak was a legal research intern for the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prior to joining Phillips & Associates, she gained valuable experience working as a paralegal at a different law firm in New York City, where she was responsible for drafting and preparing motions, discovery, subpoenas, summons and complaints for a managing attorney. She managed pleadings and discovery for all the office’s active cases and coordinated communication between the parties, opposing counsel, and the court.

Your Rights Under Federal, State, and Local Laws in New York

The New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law are very protective of workers’ rights. They protect workers with a wide range of protected characteristics, but they also provide rights to people visiting public accommodations or seeking housing. Under the state law, the following characteristics are protected in the workplace:

  • Age
  • National Origin
  • Immigration or citizenship status
  • Disability
  • Color
  • Race
  • Religion or creed
  • Sex or Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital and partnership status
  • Pregnancy and lactation accommodations
  • Status as a veteran or active military service member.

You might have a claim, for example, if your boss failed to promote you because of your gender identity as a trans man. Similarly, you may be able to sue for damages if you were harassed on the job because you are Black.

Gender-Motivated Violence

New York City allows you to recover damages from a sexual abuser, or other perpetrator of gender-motivated violence, as well as any institutions that enabled the abuse, when the violence took place in any of the five boroughs in the city. The law doesn’t apply only to gender-motivated violence in the workplace; if you were assaulted due to your sex, whether you were male or female, you should consult with Phillips & Associates to see whether you have a claim. Our many years of handling sexual harassment claims in court allow us to provide effective and trustworthy legal representation to victims of gender-motivated violence.

Consult Our Law Firm If You Experienced Discrimination

Sally Pak and the seasoned New York City legal team of Phillips and Associates offer tenacious legal representation to those who have faced harm due to their gender and a host of other protected characteristics such as race, religion, national origin, and disability. We represent people who’ve been harmed in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Complete our online form or call Ms. Pak and our trial lawyers at (212) 248-7431 to receive a free consultation.