New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer
110 years of combined experience in the legal industry, our lawyers have built a reputation as successful
and effective legal advocates for employees in New York. If you have been
the victim of illegal workplace discrimination, do not hesitate to contact
a New York employment discrimination lawyer from our firm for aggressive
and effective advocacy. We at Schwartz & Perry, LLP are dedicated
to standing up for the rights of our clients. Call us regarding any of
the following practice areas.
It is illegal to treat an employee with prejudice based on his or her
age. Workers in the state of New York who are over the age of 40 are protected
by both federal and state laws, as well as the New York City Human Rights
Law. Contact Schwartz & Perry, LLP to learn more.
Cases Under the New York City Human Rights Law
Our firm has been addressing cases that fall under the realm of the New
York City Human Rights Law since it was first initiated more than 20 years
ago in 1991. We are one of the first firms to focus on employment law
and workplace discrimination, so you can trust us to protect your interests
Disability and Perceived Disability Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects
employees with disabilities and perceived disabilities. If you have been
the victim of illegal discrimination in New York, contact Schwartz &
Perry, LLP for dedicated and aggressive defense from an award-winning attorney.
Employment Contract Review
As experienced employment law attorneys, we know how to protect your interests
and rights in the process of signing a severance agreement or employee
contract. We can review these documents in order to ensure that you are
fully protected and your interests are properly advanced.
Hostile Work Environment Discrimination Claims
You should not have to get up every day and face the thought of going
to work with fear of harassment. If someone is mistreating you at your
workplace, or if you have reason to be afraid of abuse or assault, obtain
legal counsel right away.
National Origin Discrimination
National origin discrimination is distinguished from other forms of discrimination
such as race discrimination or color discrimination. If you have been
treated negatively because of your ethnic background or national origin,
contact Schwartz & Perry, LLP.
Mediation & Arbitration
Mediation and arbitration are two forms of alternative dispute resolution
(ADR). These methods allow you to avoid litigation and receive a satisfactory
agreement with another party out of court. Our attorneys are familiar
with ADR methods such as mediation and arbitration. Call to learn more.
Treating an employee as inferior or terminating her employment due to
pregnancy is strictly illegal and prohibited by federal and New York state
laws as well as the New York City Human Rights Law. Pregnancy is regarded
as a "temporary disability" and you may not be fired or otherwise
discriminated against because you are expecting a child.
Proceedings Before the EEOC
We represent our clients in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC). This is the federal group responsible for handling
claims of employment discrimination that fall under Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act and other federal laws including the Age Discrimination in
Employment Act of 1967.
Race and Color Discrimination
At Schwartz & Perry, LLP, we are passionate about protecting the rights
of clients who have received lesser treatment at work - whether it was
a passed-over promotion or raise or a case of wrongful termination - based
on their ethnicity or the color of their skin. Call a New York employment
discrimination lawyer from our firm right away if you or someone close
to you has experienced a civil rights violation in the workplace.
Examples of violations of an employee's religious rights may include
scheduling him / her to work on a Sabbath day or asking him / her to remove
a Muslim head covering. If your employer or supervisor has violated your
right to free exercise of religion, contact Schwartz & Perry, LLP
to learn how we are prepared to defend you.
Retaliation in the Workplace
It is against the law for an employer to take retaliatory action against
an employee who has "blown the whistle" on illegal activity
within the company or who has complained of harassment or sued the company
for discrimination. If you experienced illegal employer retaliation, obtain
legal representation right away.
Sex & Gender Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment are two examples of sex
and gender discrimination in the workplace, but both men and women can
experience sex or gender discrimination at work in many other ways as
well. Sex discrimination refers to discrimination based on an employee's
biological identity, while gender discrimination deals with discrimination
against a person's masculine or feminine characteristics or behavior.
If you have been the victim of unwanted attention or sexual advances in
the workplace, contact an attorney who can protect your rights. Whether
you or someone close to you was the victim of assault or comments that
created a hostile work environment, we are here to protect you aggressively
and effectively against illegal harassment on the job.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
The New York City Human Rights Law protects workers from harassment or
abuse based on sexual orientation or gender identity. If you have been
harassed or mistreated at work, or if your employee rights have been violated
in any way due to your sexual orientation, contact Schwartz & Perry, LLP.
Did you lose your job in New York based on an illegal reason such as discrimination
against a protected characteristic? Or were you fired in retaliation for
reporting illegal actions in the workplace? If so, contact Schwartz &
Perry, LLP right away to schedule a consultation with a New York employment
discrimination attorney who can help.
Dedicated Counsel for Employees in New York
Let us protect your rights as a worker in New York. Call Schwartz &
Perry, LLP today to schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning
New York attorneys. With a history that includes many successful cases,
you can have confidence in our ability to advocate for your rights. Let
us stand up for you and your rights when it counts.