If you suffer discrimination or a hostile work environment, you may say, like most of our clients, that you knew exactly when it was time to call a lawyer. It begins with a feeling in your gut that something just isn’t right. Not because of personality differences with management. Not because of a lack of leadership. And not because of routine unfairness. But, because of who you are on the inside and outside. In other words, your identity, as a person, is the issue.
Your Solution to Your Workplace Discrimination
Our firms’ attorneys tell the truth about discrimination. And we will help you get out because you deserve to get out. We represent hundreds of people in these situations. We listen to your particular concerns and needs, and we tailor a workable solution to your particular incident of workplace discrimination, because every incident of workplace discrimination is unique.
Types of Discrimination
Ask yourself…Do I experience:
- frequent and casual use of offensive comments;
- lower compensation and lack of recognition despite achievement;
- exclusion from networking or other opportunities;
- shunning from colleagues;
- unwarranted and excessive scrutiny; or
- being passed over for promotions or bonuses in favor of less qualified employees
There are designated classes that protect individuals discriminated on the basis of:
- National origin
- Alienage or citizenship status
- Gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment)
- Sexual orientation
- Disability (including pregnancy)
- Marital status and partnership status
- Arrest or conviction record
- Status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses
- Unemployment status
Your Legal Protection Against Discrimination
If you have been marginalized in ways that are consistently associated with a particular characteristic described above, then you have legal protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in addition to the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law. If you made a complaint about discriminatory behavior in your workplace and were retaliated against or punished in any way for doing so, you may also have a claim for illegal retaliation.
Take Action Against Discrimination
This is the reality of discrimination. The remedy to discrimination is moving a muscle. Try. Take action. Call someone and talk about it. Find someone who will listen and decide for yourself if it is worth it to stay in your current environment. In these ways, you are taking action and fighting discrimination.
Is it possible your situation at work is illegal? If so, or if you are uncertain, we will help. Discuss your ideal resolution with our team. Perhaps it is a lawsuit? Or a confidential demand letter? Maybe a settlement negotiation and severance? Or possibly nothing? Your solution may be to stay in place and just discuss common sense, ‘getting-by’ strategies. Not everyone can sue. Regardless of the path you take against discrimination, our team will listen — confidentially, and for free. Contact us.