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.
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
- 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:
- 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 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.
FIERCELY ADVOCATING YOUR EMPLOYEE RIGHTS IN NEW YORK
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.