NYC & Long Island Employment Lawyer

Workplace
Discrimination

Serving clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester and Northern New Jersey

DISCRIMINATION
AND A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Employees sometimes face discrimination or a hostile work environment. For more than 16 years, Attorney Peter A. Romero has focused exclusively on employment law cases, and therefore brings a high level of knowledge and experience to every case he handles. He has represented clients at the state and federal levels, including administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the State of New York Division of Human Rights. He is adept at taking cases to trial, handling appeals and also at resolving cases through mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Amazing Employment Discrimination Attorney

Avvo Review—5.0 stars Rating

January 20, 2020

I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a smart and competent attorney who thinks outside of the box when working with clients and adversaries. He is professional and courteous, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in this field. He listened carefully to my concerns and clearly explained my options and how best to proceed. I was very stressed out but I immediately felt at ease because of Peter’s knowledge of the law.

Protecting Your Employment Rights

Whether you face issues involving a hostile work environment, civil rights, some type of discrimination, wrongful dismissal, retaliation or some other legal issue involving employment, our law firm can advocate on your behalf.

Experience with Both Sides of Employment Cases

While our practice is primarily focused on the plaintiff side of employment law, from time to time we take certain cases requiring employer defense. Viewing cases from all perspectives works to our clients’ advantage. We’ve acquired valuable insight into which employment law strategies and arguments are most effective. In this respect, clients can benefit from our knowledge and experience from both sides of the courtroom.

Our Practice Areas

Compassionate Legal Help for Employees Facing Unfair Workplace Conditions

Employment-Discrimination

If you were a victim of age discrimination, disability discrimination, a hostile work environment, gender discrimination or dismissal that you believe was wrongful termination, speak with a lawyer. 

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating or harassing workers based on a disability. In addition, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for disabled workers whenever possible.

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Disability-discrimination
Sexual-Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. Examples include unwanted comments based on sex, requests for sexual favors, sexual advances, teasing, offensive sexual gestures or contact.

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Retaliation is less favorable treatment of workers or former workers for reporting discrimination, involvement in a discrimination lawsuit or investigation or for opposing discriminatory behavior.

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Retaliation
Whistleblower

A whistleblower reports information to a higher authority about the wrongdoing of a company, organization or government agency. Examples could include fraud, corruption or other types of crimes or unethical practices.

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The FMLA is a federal labor law that requires employers to allow employees to take a medical leave lasting up to 12 weeks a year for personal or family medical issues. The leave is unpaid and job-protected.

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Civil-Rights

Civil rights laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on sex, race, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, religion or genetic information. Civil rights are covered under federal and state laws.

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees overtime pay for hours worked past 40 hours in a workweek at the rate of time and a half. Each state also has minimum wage laws employers must follow. 

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Pregnancy-Discrimination

Employers cannot treat a female employees unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Unfavorable treatment includes layoff, firing, hiring, job assignments, etc. 

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Employment agreements, including severance agreements are legally binding contracts between employers and employees. Severance agreements typically define the terms of an employee’s job termination.

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Employment-Agreements
Employer-defense

We provide employers with legal guidance for all areas of employment, including employee handbooks and policies, dispute resolution and also with strategies for litigation avoidance. We also represent employers in litigation. 

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Employment-Discrimination

If you were a victim of age discrimination, disability discrimination, a hostile work environment, gender discrimination or dismissal that you believe was wrongful termination, speak with a lawyer. 

READ MORE

 

Disability-discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating or harassing workers based on a disability. In addition, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for disabled workers whenever possible.

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Sexual-Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. Examples include unwanted comments based on sex, requests for sexual favors, sexual advances, teasing, offensive sexual gestures or contact.

READ MORE

 

Retaliation

Retaliation is less favorable treatment of workers or former workers for reporting discrimination, involvement in a discrimination lawsuit or investigation or for opposing discriminatory behavior. 

READ MORE

 

Whistleblower

A whistleblower reports information to a higher authority about the wrongdoing of a company, organization or government agency. Examples could include fraud, corruption or other types of crimes or unethical practices.

READ MORE

 

Family-Medical-Leave-Act-

The FMLA is a federal labor law that requires employers to allow employees to take a medical leave lasting up to 12 weeks a year for personal or family medical issues. The leave is unpaid and job-protected.

READ MORE

 

Civil-Rights

Civil rights laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on sex, race, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, religion or genetic information. Civil rights are covered under federal and state laws.

READ MORE

 

Overtime-pay-unpaid-wages

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees overtime pay for hours worked past 40 hours in a workweek at the rate of time and a half. Each state also has minimum wage laws employers must follow. 

READ MORE

 

Pregnancy-Discrimination

Employers cannot treat a female employees unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Unfavorable treatment includes layoff, firing, hiring, job assignments, etc. 

READ MORE

 

Employment-Agreements

Employment agreements, including severance agreements are legally binding contracts between employers and employees. Severance agreements typically define the terms of an employee’s job termination.

READ MORE

 

Employer-defense

We provide employers with legal guidance for all areas of employment, including employee handbooks and policies, dispute resolution and also with strategies for litigation avoidance. We also represent employers in litigation. 

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The Benefits of a Small Boutique Law Firm

Our firm is uniquely positioned to provide you with individual attention and customized strategies designed to achieve your personal objectives. At our firm, we take the time to listen to your concerns and offer clear and thorough explanations at the outset of the legal process and throughout each stage of litigation. We stay in touch with you, answer your questions and respond to your calls. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case, giving you our honest assessment and letting you know what to expect. Our attorneys are not only accessible—we are easy to talk to and very approachable. While we can be aggressive if necessary in protecting your rights, our clients receive compassionate legal guidance.

Our firm is highly regarded by other attorneys and we frequently receive clients through referrals.

Representative Cases

Over the years we have represented clients in numerous cases. The following are some cases that are representative of our legal work:

Hostile Work Environment Claim

Our firm represented a black educator who was subjected to offensive racial jokes and slurs while working in a Long Island school district. Read more.

Overtime Pay & Pay Violations

Our firm brought a class action lawsuit on the behalf of cooks, dishwashers, pizza makers counter staff servers and busboys at La Scala Restaurant in Commack, Long Island. Read more.

Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

We represented an employee in a lawsuit against her employer for a demotion in violation of her civil rights, the Equal Pay Act and New York State Human Rights Law. Read more.

 

Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Our law firm brought a lawsuit on behalf of an employee against her former employer for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation in the form of light duty or additional time for recovery. Read more.

Retaliation & Disability Claim 

Our firm represented an employee in a case against the employer for disability discrimination and for retaliation due to his complaining about the discrimination. Read more.

Get In Touch

(631) 257-5588

Long Island Office

825 Veterans Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Manhattan Office

321 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY 10007

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