Westchester County Employment Law
Employment Lawyers that Fight for Westchester Communities
After being terminated or facing a different kind of negative employment decision like failure to promote or disparate pay, you may be unsure whether you were discriminated against. You may be uncertain and anxious. The stakes for you and your family may be very high. At Phillips & Associates, we understand this is a difficult time. Our seasoned Westchester employment lawyers provide dedicated legal representation to employees who faced employment discrimination on a contingency fee basis, which means we only receive our fee if we secured an award or settlement on your behalf. Call our team for a free initial consultation.
Westchester Lawyers for Employment Law Matters
Employment discrimination occurs when an employee faces an adverse decision in the workplace based on a trait protected under federal or state law. Our clients’ lawsuits are brought based on discrimination and harassment due to the following protected traits:
- Sex or Gender
- National Origin
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Orientation
- Criminal Conviction
Fighting for Your Rights in Westchester Workplaces
You may have protection under both federal and state laws if you face employment discrimination. Several federal laws protect various personal traits, and many of these laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, the New York State Human Rights Law tends to provide broader protection than federal law does and applies to smaller companies. Our experienced trial lawyers look carefully at the cases we take to determine all available avenues for relief for our clients.
In addition to taking cases to trial, we also handle other employment law matters such as:
- EEOC Representation
- Severance Agreements
- Workplace Harassment
We handle wage and hour lawsuits, as well.
File a Lawsuit for Sexual Harassment
You should be able to go to work without worrying about unwelcome sexual conduct from your coworkers, supervisor, manager, or customers. Federal Title VII and the New York State Human Rights Law give you the right to recover damages in a lawsuit if you are sexually harassed on the job. Every case is different, and it’s important to give our attorneys a call as soon as possible if you believe you may have been harassed. We represent workers who were victims of:
- Sexual Coercion
- Groping or Touching
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Advances
- Supervisor Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Joking, Sexual Comments
- Co-worker Sexual Harassment
- Office/Holiday Parties
Pregnancy and Family Medical Leave Act Discrimination in Westchester Communities
While having a baby can be a cause for celebration, some employers treat pregnant workers differently once they find out they are pregnant. Adverse treatment on the job based on their pregnancy status is illegal. If you faced pregnancy discrimination on the job, talk to the seasoned lawyers of Phillips & Associates about whether you have a viable claim. Federal and state laws protect workers against employment discrimination based on a worker’s pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including those that are disabling. Under state law, you’re expressly given the right to a reasonable accommodation for a pregnancy-related condition; these accommodations can include transfers away from dangerous chemicals, more frequent breaks for water, and a modified work schedule.
You may be able to obtain leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act if your employer has at least 50 employees and other conditions are also met. Learn more here:
As a worker with a disability, you are entitled to a reasonable accommodation in the workplace unless providing one would cause your employer undue hardship. Disability discrimination can involve any adverse employment action, including not only firing or demoting, but also failure to provide a disabled employee with a reasonable accommodation when the circumstances call for it. Call us for a free consultation about:
Consult Experienced Employment Lawyers Who Serve Westchester Communities
Those who live and work in Westchester are entitled to fair treatment in the workplace. If you were discriminated against or harassed, you shouldn’t have to mount a solo fight against your more powerful employer. Employment litigation can be complicated and tricky. Often employers have more resources, documentation, and information than their employees do. At Phillips & Associates, our seasoned attorneys provide free initial consultations and represent workers in discrimination and harassment suits on a contingency fee basis. Contact us at (866) 229-9441 or by completing our online Contact Us form. We look forward to speaking with you.
What Our Clients Say:
"He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone."- Margaret
"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."- Massimo
"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."- Karen