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New York Employment Lawyer

Award-Winning Attorneys in New York City

For more than three decades, Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP has been dedicated to representing employees across all industries and professions who have been victimized by discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. We are advocates for silence breakers and are passionate about using our expertise toward advancing the human rights of those who have been targeted because of their age, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or other illegal reasons.

Our New York City Employment Lawyers have been recognized as having the highest level of skill and experience in the field of employment law. We have had groundbreaking results and substantial jury awards. Our work has formed the foundation of labor law in New York and it is not uncommon to find citations to one of our cases in today’s court rulings.

We have handled cases dealing with age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, race and color discrimination, religious discrimination, and more. Our clients come to us during the most vulnerable time in their lives and we offer them support, compassion and our unwavering commitment to fighting for them.

Need an experienced NYC employment law attorney? Don't hesitate to reach out to Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP through our online form, or by calling us at (646) 490-0221.

Why Do I Need an Employment Law Attorney?

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 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.

Our New York City employment attorneys 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
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage claims

Don't face employee discrimination alone. Contact our New York employment law attorneys to defend you today!

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:

How are Worker Protection Laws Upheld in New York?

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. Don't hesitate to reach out to contact our attorneys through our online form, or by calling us at (646) 490-0221.

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.

If you're in need of help from a New York employment lawyer, contact us at (646) 490-0221 to schedule a consultation.


Our attorneys have a wealth of experience and a reputation for successful advocacy, Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP is a team you can trust to protect your interests if you have been the victim of employment discrimination or any other form of illegal treatment in the workplace. Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the field of employment law.

Our firm has received a variety of awards, including mention in the list of Super Lawyers®, membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. If you have reason to believe that you were wrongfully terminated or your employee rights were otherwise violated in New York, contact a New York employment lawyer from Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP right away. We are prepared to stand up for your rights and to defend you with the tenacious and proactive advocacy you deserve during this challenging and frustrating time.

To learn more about how an attorney from our team is prepared to help protect your workplace rights, contact Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP today to request a consultation. Get in touch with our firm today to learn why we are the right choice for you.

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    Outstanding lawyer. Always available, conscientious and extremely knowledgeable. Excellent at following-up both with his clients and with opposing counsel. Regardless of the size of the case, Brian will put in the work and always treat his clients with the utmost professionalism and respect.

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    I received the most compassionate and professional assistance from SP&H. I felt that Mr. Heller truly cared about me and the situation I was in. He was able to be my voice during a difficult time. He responded promptly to any correspondence, took the time to explain to me any questions or concerns, and helped ease any kind of stress that I had during a dispute with a previous employer. I highly recommend this firm. You are not just a number, they treat you like family. I trusted them entirely. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your devoted time and effort in my legal matter.

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    "From day 1 of the consultation to the very end I felt like the most important client to the firm."
    Amazing team of Attorneys. From day 1 of the consultation to the very end I felt like the most important client to the firm. Brian Heller who I dealt with personally was amazing. Whether it was a call or email responses were very prompt and I was kept informed every step of the way. Even a few calls just to check in and say hello. Truly an incredible experience and I would recommend them to anyone seeking justice. If they take your case they will fight with you to the end. A+
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    "We remain tremendously grateful for his support and look forward to working with him again."
    On short notice, Brian Heller reviewed contracts with complex international dimensions and found important discrepancies that I and other senior-level executives had missed completely. He was fast, thorough, and detail-oriented in providing pragmatic advice that enabled us to be sure that we were getting the fairest and best possible treatment under the law. We remain tremendously grateful for his support and look forward to working with him again.
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    After having a terrible experience at my last job, facing the anxiety again of having to rehash the treatment was daunting. Davida Perry not only did an amazing job calming down my nerves but she fought for me tooth and nail and did a great job securing what my past employer owed me. I won’t lie, there were moments I wanted to give up, but Davida was always there to help me stay focused and realize that I didn’t need to let them win. She was really great at countering all of their arguments, I pity anyone that would try to prove her wrong. She thought of everything we need and kept me constantly updated. Mostly what I appreciated about Davida was her kindness, and her genuine care for my mental health. She wanted to make sure I was taking care of myself during a very trying time. I cannot recommend this firm enough. They all clearly care about their clients and want to do best for you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself, and if you’re worried about the challenges that lie ahead be sure to team with Schwartz Perry & Heller, they will have your back and fight for justice.
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    "He was nothing but professional and incredibly responsive. I can't recommend him enough."
    Brian was extremely helpful and responsive it helping me review my first ever separation agreement. He was able to explain the legalese in a way that allowed me to understand the risks I could be taking on down the road. After speaking to him, I was able to negotiate to include additional language in my agreement that will protect my future career. He was nothing but professional and incredibly responsive. I can't recommend him enough.
    - Former Client
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