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Employment Discrimination

New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer

With 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.

Age Discrimination
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 with success.

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.

Pregnancy Discrimination
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.

Religion Discrimination
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.

Sexual Harassment
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.

Wrongful Termination
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.

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