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In an ideal world, no one would be treated differently because of who they are. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. Instances of discrimination are extremely common – especially in workplaces – and as a result many individuals do not get the opportunities they deserve and are denied the rights to which they are entitled.

If you are facing issues of discrimination at work, it is important to consult with a committed and reliable New York discrimination attorney and find out how you can protect your rights. The employment attorneys at Levine & Blit have over 100 years of combined experience and are committed to fighting for the rights of those who face discrimination and harassment at work. We can hold your employer accountable for their discriminatory behavior and make sure you get the opportunities and benefits you deserve.

What Constitutes Discrimination in New York?

New York’s Human Rights Law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against applicants or employees based on their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. You can find the full list of protected classes here.

Under the law, employers – regardless of their size or revenue – are prohibited from treating employees differently due to their association with a protected characteristic or class. If an employer takes any kind of adverse employment-related action against applicants, employees, or independent contractors belonging to a protected class, it can be considered an act of discrimination.

Common examples of employment discrimination include:

  • Denying you employment.
  • Denying you promotion, benefits, and privileges that are available for other employees.
  • Excluding you from training sessions, meetings, workshops, conferences, and other programs that can advance your career.
  • Demoting, taking disciplinary action, or terminating you for raising issues of discrimination at work.
  • Making offensive remarks about the protected class you belong to.

Remember – New York’s Human Rights Law is far more comprehensive than federal employment laws and prohibits a wider range of discriminatory behavior. If you are not sure whether your employer’s actions can be termed discriminatory, contact an experienced New York discrimination attorney at Levine & Blit. We’ll help you find out whether your rights have been violated and whether you have a legitimate case against your employer.

How Our New York Discrimination Attorneys Can Help You

We can build a strong case of employment discrimination against your employer and gather the evidence needed to support your claims. We can determine the extent of violations committed by your employer and calculate the damages you are owed. We can negotiate with your employer’s attorney to get a fair settlement. If an out-of-court settlement is not possible, we can file a lawsuit and try to recover the maximum possible compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Facing Discrimination at Work? Legal Help is Here for You

At Levine & Blit, we provide personalized legal representation to employees who are facing discrimination at work. We can take steps to protect your rights, hold your employer accountable for their discriminatory actions, and recover the wages, benefits, and compensatory damages you are owed through negotiation or litigation.

To discuss the possibility of filing a discrimination claim against your employer, call us today at (212) 967-3000 or fill out the form on this page and schedule a free consultation with a dedicated New York discrimination attorney from our firm.

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