New York Appeals Lawyers
Committed to Fighting for Employee Rights
Despite your best efforts to pursue justice and recover much-needed compensation, it possible that a judge may not see your way. An unfavorable court decision can be devastating, especially when you have been wronged by your employer in a discrimination, wage, or wrongful termination conflict.
If a court has ruled unfavorably in your employment law case, our New York appeals lawyers at Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP can help you plan your next moves. Our firm hasover 100 years of legal experience and is intimately familiar with adjudicating matters involving employment law at the appellate level. We are passionate about helping employees exercise and enforce their rights and will do everything possible to achieve a positive outcome in your case.
How Appeals Work in New York
In a traditional trial, the plaintiff’s and defendant’s legal teams work to convince a judge to rule in their favor based on the offense being alleged, the laws involved, and the available testimony and evidence. In employment law cases, it is possible that the court could rule against a wronged employee for several reasons, including a perceived lack of compelling evidence.
In an appeal, your legal team will instead attempt to convince the appellate court that a mistake was made in the lower court. As a result, the lower court’s decision must be reversed. This is accomplished through reviewing the decisions that were made in the trial and whether any were done in error. The defense will provide a brief explaining why they believed the decision was correct and just, while your legal team will prepare a brief arguing why the ruling was improper and must be overturned.
Successfully navigating an appeal requires having an exhaustive understanding of the relevant laws. Many effective appeals are built on citing precedent and case law. At Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, we have a deep understanding of employment law built on our decades of collective experience. This knowledge allows us to effectively pursue appeals and deliver the results that our clients deserve.
Our New York appeals attorneys can assist you with appeals in cases involving:
- FMLA claims
- Hostile work environments
- Reasonable accommodation disputes
- Wage and hour disputes
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Workplace discrimination
- Workplace sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
We understand that challenging your employer or former employer is frightening in the first place, and losing an initial court battle can be extremely dispiriting. Our team is committed to helping you explore every possible legal option, including appeals.
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