Gaining a better understanding of how employment law works

The purpose of our employment law blog is to provide you with understanding and insights that make employment law more relatable.

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You’re not alone if the idea of bringing a lawsuit against a present or past employer feels intimidating. Most people have limited experience dealing with legal issues. Not to mention that the legal landscape is full of terminology, laws and strategies that are unknown territory for the average person.

Quite frankly, this is the reason you need an advocate, a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who can help you navigate the legal system. An attorney can explain what your employment rights are and be your voice in the system. We’ll help you stand up against unjust treatment.

What Types of Employment Rights Issues Do Workers Often Face?

Your employer may be denying you overtime pay. Unpaid wages are another common complaint among workers.

Discrimination is also prevalent in many workplaces, and many different types of discrimination can exist. Discrimination claims are subject to strict filing deadlines and/or statutes of limitations. If you have experienced any of the following, it would be wise to discuss your situation with a lawyer without delay and get a legal opinion:

  • A hostile work environment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Gender discrimination in the workplace
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Retaliation
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Family medical leave denial

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, there are protected classes, which are classifications of people who receive protection against discrimination based on their category. Race, color, religion, sex, national origin and also disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy and genetic information are protected classes under Title VII and other federal laws.

New York State Offers Employees Extensive Protection

New York State leads the nation in its progressive employment laws. Workers who face discrimination, harassment and retaliation receive greater protection in NY than anywhere else in the U.S. For one thing, New York has more protected classes under the NYS Human Rights Law.

As we add articles to our blog, you’ll have the opportunity to read about various employment rights issues. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (631) 257-5588 or contact us online.