Our experienced attorneys have spent decades representing victims of employment discrimination in all its many forms, including sexual harassment. It is our strong passion about the importance of the laws against employment discrimination that allows us to provide skilled, effective, top-quality representation to our clients in any occupation. Our dedication to protecting the human rights of employees, the strong work-ethic and determination of our attorneys, both in and out of the courtroom, has resulted in large settlements and jury verdicts. We are proud to say that we have repeatedly been told that we exceed the expectations of our clients.
Employees are protected from employment discrimination under the Federal Law through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, employees in New York State are further protected by the New York State Human Rights Law. Lastly, employees working in New York City have the added protection of the New York City Human Rights Law, which provides the broadest possible remedies available for a victim of employment discrimination.
Where you live is not as important as where you work for purposes of the law against employment discrimination. If you live in New Jersey or Connecticut, but commute into New York for work, the attorneys at Schwartz & Perry can help you.
We invite you to learn more about our specific practice areas which include:
- Employment Discrimination Claims - employment discrimination happens when an employee is fired or suffers some type of negative action because of that employee's:
- Race and Color
- Sex and Gender
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Disability and Perceived Disability
- Sexual Harassment Claims - sexual harassment occurs when an employer makes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature a condition of the employee’s continued employment or when such conduct has the effect of creating a hostile work environment for the employee. The results we have achieved in handling sexual harassment cases is unprecedented and has shaped the law in New York as it exists today.
- Retaliation Claims - retaliation occurs when an employee is punished in some way for protesting employment discrimination. For example, if you are fired because you made of complaint of age discrimination, you may be the victim of retaliation, as well as employment discrimination.