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Discrimination Lawyer in New York City

Decades Spent Advocating for Discrimination & Retaliation - Call (646) 941-7845

Since the founding of our firm almost twenty years ago, we have represented employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment in the workplace. There are many federal, state and city laws that protect employees from such discrimination if they fall into a protected category.

If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination and/or harassment, we encourage you to contact Goldberg & Fliegel LLP. Our discrimination lawyers in New York feel passionately that employees should be able to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. We have extensive experience in this area of the law and have successfully represented and counseled thousands of clients. You may be entitled to several types of compensation including back pay, front pay, and lost benefits. You may also be entitled to emotional distress, punitive damages, damages for physical injury and other categories of damages.

What are Illegal Ways to Be Fired

It is illegal to be fired, denied a job, or faced with any other abuse based on your:

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race
  • Color
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation (LGBTQ)
  • Actual or perceived disability
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy

This is not an exhaustive list; there are many other protected categories but these are the most common.

When your sex, gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, actual or perceived disability, marital status or pregnancy (or other protected category) is a factor in an adverse employment decision against you, you are the victim of discrimination and have a discrimination claim. 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 or benefits, workplace abuse and harassment and denial of equal compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or employment opportunities.

You can also be unlawfully discriminated against when your employer: (1) fails to reasonably accommodate your disability including, among other things, by failing to modify an existing job, to modify your work schedule or to transfer you to an available position; or (2) fails to reasonably accommodate your religious observance.

What is Harassment

Another form of discrimination is harassment. For example, unlawful harassment includes sexual harassment, racial harassment, and harassment due to ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or any other protected category. Harassment can take various forms including inappropriate, abusive and offensive conduct and comments and unwelcome advances gestures or touch from supervisors or co-workers or anyone else you come into contact with at work.

We represent clients in matters arising under a broad variety of federal, state and local laws including without limitation:

  • The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-101 et seq.
  • The New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), N.Y. Executive Law § 290 et seq.
  • 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 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 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). N.J.S.A. § 10:5-1 et seq.

If you believe that your rights have been violated in the workplace, now is the time to retain the services of Goldberg & Fliegel. Call us today at (646) 941-7845.

New York City Retaliation

Decades Spent Advocating for Your Equal Employment Rights

Goldberg & Fliegel LLP represents employees with claims of unlawful retaliation. In general, it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee because that employee has made a protected complaint about unlawful discrimination or harassment.

An example of a protected complaint is a complaint to the employer. Another example of a protected complaint is a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights or New York City Commission on Human Rights. Another example of a protected complaint is the filing of a discrimination lawsuit.

Unlawful retaliation can take many forms such as being fired, demoted or suspended or transferred, getting a bad performance review, a reduction in wages, the denial of a promotion, or the denial of a raise. These are only examples - retaliation can take the form of any adverse employment action against you.

In general, it is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee that seeks a reasonable accommodation for a disability, that discloses a pregnancy, that requests a protected medical leave, or that asserts other rights under disability laws and family and medical leave laws.

At Goldberg & Fliegel LLP, we are very experienced in handling all types of retaliation claims whether you are a current or former employee and whether you have made an internal or external complaint or have asserted protected rights. If you feel that you have been illegally retaliated against, please contact us so we can discuss your claims.

Why Hire Goldberg & Fliegel LLP?

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