New York City Discrimination Attorneys
Levine & Blit, PLLC Can Help Right the Wrongs Against You
Ideally, the workplace should be a fair and open-minded environment where all employees, regardless of their differences, can work together in peace. Unfortunately, we know that this is not always the case.
If you have been unfairly treated because of your race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristic, our discrimination lawyers in New York City can help you. We can work with you to obtain justice and seek financial compensation for your hardships. Levine & Blit, PLLC has helped countless employees uphold their rights.
At Levine & Blit, PLLC, we represent employees in all types of discrimination cases. If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, contact our firm in New York, NY today at (646) 461-6838 for a phone evaluation.
What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination?
The law protects employees with specific protected characteristics from discrimination in the workplace. These laws prohibit discrimination based on characteristics like sex, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and marital status – just to name a few. The law forbids employers from making employment decisions, such as hiring, promoting, job assignments, and firing, based on these protected characteristics or "classes."
Under New York state law, protected classes include:
- Race or color
- Mental or physical disability
- Gender or gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Arrest or conviction record
- Immigration status
- Familial status (including pregnancy)
- Military status or service
- Marital status
There are various federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. We understand every facet of the laws. For example, some states have stricter laws than others regarding workplace discrimination. The New York City Human Rights Law is among the country’s most detailed, covering a broad range of discriminatory practices.
In our day and age, it is surprising and unfortunate that racial discrimination still impacts the workplace. Racial discrimination also significantly affects an employee’s life and well-being. You might be denied a promotion, receive a lower income than co-workers, or face difficulty advancing your career on a long-term scale.
No one should be treated differently based on their race or ethnicity; not only is it unethical, but it is illegal. Levine & Blit, PLLC is prepared to fight for you so you can obtain the justice you deserve. These cases can be hard to prove, which is why you need an experienced race discrimination attorney representing you in court.
No employee should be mistreated due to their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was implemented in 1967 to protect employees age 40 and older from discrimination in the workplace.
Age discrimination often occurs in regard to:
- Firing or laying off
- Salary or compensation
- Terms of an employee contract
- Employee perks and benefits
Victims of age discrimination have the right to seek monetary damages. With an age discrimination lawyer from Levine & Blit, PLLC on your side, you can take aggressive legal action to pursue compensation.
In the U.S., where women make up nearly half of the workforce, it is unacceptable that employees still face gender discrimination. Women often experience difficulty advancing in their careers or receive lower pay than male counterparts. Men, too, can be impacted by gender discrimination from their employers or co-workers. Other facets of gender discrimination include sexual harassment and workplace retaliation.
Federal law forbids workplace discrimination based on sex or gender. However, there is often a high burden of proof on the plaintiff in such cases. This is why you need our NYC gender discrimination attorneys on your side.
How to File a Discrimination Claim in New York
If you have faced discrimination in your workplace, you or a legal representative can file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If the EEOC accepts your claim, they will attempt to remedy the situation. However, if the EEOC dismisses your claim, or you feel their remedy is not sufficient, you have the right to pursue your claim in court.
If the EEOC has issued you a "Notice of Right to Sue" letter, you must file your claim in federal or state court within 90 days. It is vital to get in contact with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible.
Talk to a New York City Discrimination Lawyer at (646) 461-6838
A thorough and aggressive discrimination lawyer in New York City is a necessity when fighting for compensation and justice. A lawyer at Levine & Blit, PLLC will take the time to get to know you and listen to your story. From there, we can develop a solid strategy for your case. Reach out today to begin a free phone evaluation.
At Levine & Blit, PLLC, we have over 100 years of experience representing employees just like you in discrimination cases. When you call our law firm at (646) 461-6838, we can research your situation and tailor our strategies to best accommodate your case.