Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Practice Areas – Employment Discrimination Takes Many Forms

Employment discrimination is all we do at the Law Firm of White, Hilferty & Albanese.  Our New York Employment Attorneys believe in the rights of all employees to be free of discrimination or sexual harassment at the workplace.  We have earned a successful reputation for obtaining the best results for clients.   We only  represent individuals in employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases.

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Age Discrimination | Employment Attorneys in New York City for Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for a New York City employer to discriminate against employees who are 40 years of age or older.  This applies to employment acts such as when an employer decides to fire, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against individuals based on their age, rather than job performance and merit.  Although the ADEA does not provide protections for workers under the age of 40, New York City does protect younger workers from age discrimination.  If you have experienced workplace discrimination based on age in New York, contact our Age Discrimination Attorneys now for a free consultation.  Read more about Age Discrimination here.

Disability Discrimination / Failure to Accommodate | NYC Attorneys for Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) protects qualified employees with a medically diagnosed disability that can still perform the essential functions of the job.  Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to provide for disabled employees the ability to continue performing their job functions.  Under federal law, companies with 15 or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against individuals on the basis of a disability or perceived disability.  Under New York State and New York City human rights laws, protection applies to companies with 4 or more employees.  If you have experienced disability discrimination at the workplace, call our Disability Discrimination attorneys now for a free consultation.  Read more about Disability Discrimination here.

Pregnancy Discrimination | Employment Attorneys in New York City for Pregnancy Discrimination

Employers are liable for pregnancy discrimination when treating a current or potential employee based on her pregnancy, childbirth, or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.  It is illegal for an employer in New York City to discriminate against women based on pregnancy.  The law provides protections for women against pregnancy discrimination in all aspects of the workplace, such as hiring, firing, and promoting.  If you have been discriminated against based on your pregnancy, call our Pregnancy Discrimination attorney now for a free consultation.  Read more about Pregnancy Discrimination here.

Maternity Rights and Pregnancy Related Leave in New York City.   Read More here

Family and Medical Leave  |Employment Attorneys for FMLA Issues & Paid Family Leave in New York City

If your employer is denying FMLA leave that you are qualified for, or if you were fired for requesting or during your leave, call an Employment Attorney experienced with FMLA and medical leave protections in New York.  The employment discrimination lawyers at the NYC Job Attorney can help recover your life back on track and possibly get your job back or recover lost wages while out.

Update:  Paid Family Leave in NYC increases amount of benefits for employees in 2019  Read More here

Race / National Origin Discrimination | Employment Attorneys in New York City for Race Discrimination

Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats a current or potential employee differently because of his or her race, color, ethnicity, or national origin.  Employers are also liable for race discrimination at the workplace for such behavior by other employees or supervisors.  Race discrimination can take place in various forms at the workplace.  For example, comments related to skin color, hair style, or jokes in a picture or email related to race or color.   Race discrimination also includes mistreating an employee because the person is married to or living with a person of a certain race or color.  If you have experienced race discrimination at the workplace, call our Race Discrimination attorneys for a free consultation.  Read more about Race Discrimination here.

Hair Discrimination Update:  New York State expands NYC protections for Natural Hair as form of Race Discrimination.  Read More here

Gender / Sex Discrimination | Employment Attorneys in New York City for Gender / Sex Discrimination

Gender discrimination in the workplace has focused primarily on protections for women who have been treated unfairly or not provided equal opportunities as compared to similarly situated men.  Disparate treatment refers to treating an employee differently based on sex.  Disparate impact  usually refer to company policies that adversely affect employees based on gender.  Sexual Harassment / hostile work environment is a form of sex discrimination towards women that interferes for work performance or creates an intimidating or hostile workplace environment.    Read more about Gender / Sex Discrimination here.

Sexual Harassment | Employment Discrimination Attorneys in New York City for Sexual Harassment 

All employees in New York have the right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is unlawful at both the state and federal levels. Sexual harassment in New York is unlawful when the harassing conduct or discrimination is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an employee’s ability to do his or her job, and the workplace has become a hostile work environment. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment at the workplace, call our New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyers  to help protect your rights.   Read more about Sexual Harassment here.

Other Workplace Discrimination Practice Areas

Sexual Orientation Discrimination 

Religious discrimination 

Criminal record discrimination

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Marital status discrimination

Wage and Hour Disputes

In some industries, workers are more vulnerable to wage and hour disputes. We know these industries and represent the workers. We see that the clients in cases of unpaid overtime and under-the-table compensation get the wages they deserve.

Education Law

The Law Offices of Vincent P. White represent New York City teachers and education officials in all types of education law proceedings, including 3020-a hearings.

Wrongful Termination

Standing up to an employer by reporting wrong-doing or a hostile work environment takes courage and support. If you have been Retaliated against or subjected to Wrongful Termination, we can help you.

Other Employment Law Services

  • Labor and union representation
  • Mediation and arbitration matters
  • Employment contract negotiations and matters
  • Employer defense

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