Workplace Retaliation

Workplace Retaliation Attorneys in New York

Workplace retaliation means that your employer treated you unfavorably because you reported or made a complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment.   Employers are liable for retaliation under Federal, New York State, and New York City laws.

The purpose of these protections against retaliation are consistent with protections afforded to the classes themselves that an employee is reporting the discrimination about.   The New York employment retaliation attorneys at White, Hilferty & Albanese can protect your rights against workplace retaliation.


The laws protect employees who choose to report discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. Under the Federal Civil Rights Act, retaliation takes place when an employee suffers an adverse action by the employer because the employee engaged in a protected activity – such as opposing discrimination or sexual harassment.  Adverse actions can include firing, demoting, failure to promote, denying pay raises, negative performance reviews.

New York City has very strict anti-retaliation laws, and provides even broader protections against retaliation than under the Federal statute.  NYC prohibits retaliation in any manner against an employee for reporting discrimination or harassment.

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An experienced New York workplace retaliation attorney  can guide you through the applicable laws and advise you of your options.  Employees are given broad protections where discrimination or harassment is reports.  If you believe you have been subjected to or will be the subject of retaliation by your employer, contact White, Hilferty & Albanese today at (646) 698-8990.