Employment Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

We represent clients on claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including among other items:

discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, pregnancy, marital status, protected family and medical leave, sexual orientation, harassment, and bankruptcy status, including among other items:

  • sexual harassment
  • unlawful retaliation
  • hostile work environment
  • quid pro quo harassment
  • wrongful termination
  • other civil rights and employment-related statutory and common law claims.

Claims of discrimination can arise from termination, discharge, firing, refusal to hire, denial of a job, title, position or promotion, denial of equal pay, denial of a raise, bonus or other monies, workplace abuse and harassment, and denial of equal compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or employment opportunities. If you believe that you may be a victim of unlawful discrimination or that your rights have been violated, we invite you to contact us.

Claims of harassment can arise from verbal harassment, physical harassment, hostile work environment, quid pro quo harassment and other forms of abuse. By way of example, sexual harassment can involve sexual statements, sexual advances, sexual touching, sexual gestures, sexual materials and other forms of conduct. If you believe that you may be a victim of unlawful harassment or that your rights have been violated, we invite you to contact us.

Claims of retaliation can arise when an employee is subjected to some form of unlawful adverse action in response to a complaint of discrimination or harassment. The complaint can be internal or external. Thus, a complaint is protected when it is made to the employer or to an agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, or New York City Commission on Human Rights. Retaliatory conduct may include termination, discharge, firing, harassment and other forms of conduct. If you believe that you are the victim of unlawful retaliation or that your rights have been violated, we invite you to contact us.

We represent clients in matters regarding federal, state and local employment discrimination statutes, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title VII”), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1866, as amended (“Section 1981"), 42 U.S.C. § 1981 et seq.

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1871, as amended (“Section 1983"), 42 U.S.C. § 1983 et seq.

  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.

  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.

  • The United States Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. § 525

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”), 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq.

  • The Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4333

  • The United States Constitution

  • The New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), N.Y. Executive Law § 290 et seq.

  • The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-101 et seq.

  • The New York State Civil Rights Law, Civil Rights Law § 40 et seq.

  • The New York Workers’ Compensation Law, N.Y. Work. Comp. Law §120.

We represent clients seeking a broad variety of damages and other relief on such claims, including:

  • lost wages
  • back pay
  • front pay
  • lost bonuses
  • incentive compensation
  • reinstatement
  • lost benefits
  • lost stock, stock options and other equity compensation
  • lost pension, retirement and 401(k) benefits
  • lost interest
  • compensatory damages
  • pecuniary and nonpecuniary losses
  • emotional distress damages
  • impairment and damage to good name and reputation
  • damages for mental anguish
  • damages for emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and lasting embarrassment and humiliation
  • liquidated damages
  • punitive damages and exemplary damages
  • attorneys’ fees
  • costs.

If you believe that your rights have been violated, we invite you to contact us.