You are not required to have an attorney represent you in an employment law dispute, but you are very unlikely to succeed without one. Many people who have experienced mistreatment and abuse at work don’t know how to assert their rights in court, and some may not even be aware of all the rights they have.
You need a legal advocate on your side with the experience and skill to fight for what you deserve. At Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, our NYC employment law attorneys in New York have over 50 years of combined experience when it comes to fighting on behalf of those who have suffered a violation of their rights at work. We understand employment law and how it applies to our clients in any given legal dispute, which makes us the attorneys you need to fight for fair and just compensation.
We also offer personalized and compassionate legal support for our clients. This means we’ll treat you with dignity and respect as we address your unique legal situation with a customized strategy.
Our NYC employment lawyers can handle the following types of disputes and more:
- Age, race, religious, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Disability discrimination and denial of reasonable accommodation requests
- Hostile Work Environment
- Wrongful termination
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Wage Claims
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What Are My Rights as an Employee in New York?
Various local, state and federal employment laws protect workers in New York. Broadly, these laws concern an employer’s hiring and termination practices, working conditions, and compensation and benefits, among other things. Additionally, they provide that an employee should be free from discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting misconduct.
A few examples of state and federal employment laws include, but are not limited to:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Family Medical and Leave Act
- New York State Anti-Discrimination Law
- New York City Human Rights Law
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- New York Labor Law
How are Protections Upheld?
Employers must comply with the law and have policies and procedures in place to ensure protections are upheld. Whether or not employees sign contracts with their employer, they should not be subject to treatment that violates their rights. Employers or any person working for an employer can be held accountable for unlawful or discriminatory treatment against workers.
Misconduct at work that could be considered a violation of employment laws includes, but is not limited to:
- Making adverse employment decisions because of a person’s status in a protected class
- Denying reasonable accommodations
- Requesting sexual favors in exchange for a career benefit
- Firing, cutting pay, or demoting a worker who reported prohibited conduct
If you or a colleague have been treated unjustly at work, please do not hesitate to reach out to our New York employment law lawyers at Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP. We understand that this can be an emotional and challenging time for you, and discussing these matters can be hard. By speaking up, you can address and seek remedy for the issue, preventing any such behavior from continuing in the future.
Our NYC employment law attorneys will deliver the compassionate support you need throughout your case. We will stand by your side, ensuring that you understand your rights and legal options.