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We Level the Playing Field in New York City

Your employer will hire a large hi-powered law firm to protect themselves- So should you!

When you’ve been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, it is easy to lose sight of your worth. You may not know whether what you’ve experienced is bad enough to pursue as a legal claim. You may be uncertain about how lawsuits are won and whether you have a good claim. At Phillips & Associates, we focus on employment law, which means we level the playing field against your employer. You get a legal team that collaborates thoughtfully to build a record of success and will be able to fully support you in pursuing damages. More than $150 million has been recovered in litigation we’ve settled or for tried to verdict. Some of our partners have received distinctions that are available to fewer than 1% of trial counsel across the country. Our seasoned New York City employment discrimination lawyers persevere and take cases all the way. Call us for a free consultation if you believe you might have a case.

Leveling the Playing Field by Representing Clients on a Contingency Fee Basis

Our attorneys’ careful preparation and strong reputation mean that we are better equipped than some firms to negotiate fair settlements, whether in mediations or privately. We can take cases to trial when an appropriate offer is not made and counsel for many different companies, as well as mediators and judges, recognize our skills.

Unlike many other firms, we have the financial resources to front the costs of litigation for our clients. While providing free consultations, we evaluate prospective clients’ cases carefully. If you are our client, our interests are aligned with ours; we have incentive at every step of a lawsuit to work our hardest to achieve the best available result for you. Often, companies have vastly more power than their individual employees do. We hope to stamp out discrimination and harassment in the workplace and work hard towards that end. Once we believe you have a claim based on the facts you provide, we take every deposition and propound all appropriate discovery in the search for evidence to support that claim.

Uneven Playing Field

We understand how emotionally difficult it is for an employee to go up against a powerful company. We understand the fears of getting blackballed from an industry they dreamed all their lives of joining or losing a job they or their families need to make ends meet with regard to mortgages or rent, food, clothing, and more. When you consult the legal team at Phillips & Associates, you get the benefit of legal counsel who are regarded by several organizations and publications as the best of the best in employment law.

In order to make sure all of the firm’s clients get excellent legal service, we share information about results and strategies with each other. We also maintain a record of outcomes that allow us to predict the potential value of cases according to past settlements and awards. This levels the playing field against your employer who may be represented by a large corporate defense firm willing to run up the bills in hopes you’ll simply run out of steam and go away.

Employment Discrimination Laws

Your employer’s legal team will understand how to delay and evade liability. That is their job. They are typically paid hourly to do just that. Their tactics, however, may be hard for nonlawyers to understand, which is why it is critical to give us a call if you believe you’re being treated adversely due to a protected characteristic.

Different laws protect workers’ characteristics, traits and identities. Employment lawsuits may be pursued under federal, state, and local laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. In many instances, state and local laws provide protection for a wider scope of characteristics than do federal laws.

When you pursue a federal claim under a law enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you will need to file a charge within a narrow window of time. In order to preserve your entitlement to monetary damages under all available grounds, you should give our lawyers a call as soon as you realize you may be the victim of discrimination or harassment based on characteristics such as race, religion, color, national origin, and sex. You do not want to lose your rights under one of the applicable statutes because you weren’t sure whether you had a strong enough claim. It is better to be able to develop strategies that could work in both federal and state courts.

Consult a New York City Plaintiff’s Firm with a Record of Success

Your employer likely possesses more resources than you do. At Phillips & Associates, we have numerous past successes and a strong understanding of how courts are likely to evaluate a plaintiff’s claims. Our lawyers work up every case thoroughly to make sure our clients get the best shot available to them. We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Nassau County, or Suffolk County. Complete our online form or call us at (833) 529-3476 or for a free consultation.

What Our Clients Say?
"Phillips & Associates did a wonderful job. I would recommend Brittany Stevens." Angel
"Employment dispute I had a dispute with my former employer, Jesse Weinstein was patient and thorough with my case. 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
"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. 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
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