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Have You Experienced Workplace Discrimination or Harassment?
Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. Under federal law, workplace discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favorably because of a prejudice based on race, color, age, gender/sex, national origin, religion, or disability.
Many states also have strict laws that protect even more employees from discrimination. In New York, for example, employers also cannot discriminate based on military status, marital status or political activities, among other factors.
At Thomas & Solomon LLP, our award-winning attorneys fight for employees who have suffered workplace discrimination. Our skilled harassment & discrimination lawyers have significant experience with the federal, state, and local laws that protect employees’ rights. We will use our experience to walk you through every aspect of your discrimination case to determine whether you have a valid discrimination claim, ready to fiercely defend your rights and hold your employer accountable.
Race Discrimination / Harassment in the Workplace
Federal and New York State laws prohibit employers from discriminating or harassing against employees because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. This prohibition applies to any aspect of employment, such as hiring, firing, job assignments, promotions, and any other term or condition of employment. If you think you may be a victim of race discrimination, contact a firm with trusted Race Discrimination Lawyers today for more information.
Age Discrimination / Harassment in the Workplace
Age discrimination occurs when an employer bases an employment decision on someone’s age rather than someone’s skills or qualifications. Employee rights are protected against age discrimination under both Federal and New York State laws. If you think you may be a victim of age discrimination, contact a firm with trusted Age Discrimination Lawyers today for information.
Gender Discrimination / Harassment in the Workplace
Both Federal and New York State laws prohibit an employer from making any employment decisions on the basis of sex or gender. Under New York State law, the definition of gender includes an employee’s perceived sex in addition to the employee’s actual sex, which means that employers are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of biological characteristics and/or social constructs. If you believe you may have been discriminated against in the workplace based on your gender, a Gender Discrimination Lawyer at Thomas & Solomon can help you understand if you are able to establish the factors required to move forward with a gender-based harassment or discrimination claim.
Disability Discrimination / Harassment in the Workplace
Both Federal and New York State laws protect individuals from being discriminated against by current or potential employers based on an individual’s disabilities. These discrimination laws also require employers to provide reasonable accommodations so that every employee can perform the required tasks of their job. If you believe you have been discriminated against based on a disability or have not been provided with reasonable accommodations by your employer, contact a firm with trusted Disability Discrimination Lawyers today for information.
You Do Not Have to Tolerate Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature.
There are two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when a supervisor asks you for sexual favors in return for advancement or threatens you with adverse employment actions. Hostile work environment occurs when your employer allows an environment that is demeaning, inappropriate or creates an atmosphere of hostility.
While many workers are hesitant to speak with a lawyer about sexual harassment, it is vitally important to contact an attorney in order to protect your claims. Since there are deadlines for taking action against harassment, you should not delay in contacting a discrimination attorney to learn about your rights. At Thomas & Solomon LLP, our knowledgeable and compassionate discrimination attorneys will clearly explain your rights, potential next steps and how we can help.
Experienced Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Who Will Fight to Protect Your Rights
Thomas & Solomon LLP is highly experienced in handling a wide range of discrimination claims before federal and state courts, as well as government agencies like the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
The following are just a few examples of the many types of discrimination claims we have handled:
- Obtained a favorable settlement after filing a lawsuit in Federal Court for a female financial executive who was fired after filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC for gender discrimination, including being paid less than her male co-workers for doing the same work;
- Obtained a favorable settlement for an employee told she no longer had a job after going out on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act following the birth of a child;
- Represented a class of Hispanic employees before EEOC where they were awarded $200,000 for a hospital’s illegal English-only rules;
- Obtained a settlement for a customer service employee’s race discrimination claim after appealing decision in favor of the employer;
- Represented a college professor fired for political beliefs in jury trial in Federal Court.
Call Us At 585-272-0540 or 1-877-272-4066 for a Thorough Case Evaluation
It can be difficult to know if you have a legal claim for workplace discrimination or sexual harassment. To determine whether it makes sense to move forward with a discrimination lawsuit, contact the highly experienced workplace discrimination lawyers at Thomas & Solomon LLP. You can reach us by phone or online here. We respond promptly to inquiries and carefully consider every course of action based on what is best for the client.
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