Phillips & Associates

Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment can consist of offensive conduct, comments, images or jokes that are targeted at an individual. To be illegal, under federal and State law, the harassment must be severe and pervasive enough to create a hostile, abusive, or intimidating work environment for the employee. The New York State Human Rights Law protects employees against harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender (which includes sexual harassment), pregnancy, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. In addition, New York City law protects against discrimination because of an individual’s citizenship status, partnership status, or conviction or arrest record. Furthermore, if a manager or supervisor is aware that workplace harassment is happening and fails to do anything about it, the manager may also be held liable even if he or she did not participate in the harassment.


Workplace harassment can negatively affect your work performance, morale, and future opportunities for career advancement. The harassment can be unbearable to the point where you might be thinking about quitting a job you enjoy. If you are being harassed by a coworker or employer in the workplace because of a protected category such as your race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, you may be entitled to take legal action and obtain compensation. However, it is important not to delay in bringing your claim, because the statute of limitations to bring a workplace harassment claim is brief.

The law firm of Phillips & Associates is recognized as a leader in the field of workplace harassment and workplace discrimination. Our firm is at the forefront of protecting employee rights for clients in New York City as well as the Tri-State area.

Phillips & Associates has successfully represented many victims of workplace harassment in New York City and the Tri-State area. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field of workplace law and workplace discrimination and are dedicated to making sure that your rights are protected. At Phillips & Associates, our initial consultations are always free. During the consultation, an attorney will be able to answer your questions, advise you of the legal protections available to you and evaluate the strength of your legal claim. We take pride in providing quality legal services and open, honest communication with all our clients.


Let the experienced attorneys at Phillips & Associates review your workplace harassment claim today. When we represent you, we do not charge you any attorney’s fees unless we prevail in your claim through settlement or trial. Find out more about our firm’s latest cases in the news to learn about how our firm can help you in your legal claim.

If you believe you have been the victim of harassment in the workplace, contact the law firm of Phillips & Associates by calling (212) 248-7431 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced New York workplace harassment attorney. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality legal services and helping you achieve justice and closure.

45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
Client Reviews
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
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
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
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
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