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Employment Discrimination Defense

Employment Discrimination Defense

We only represent employers.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling discrimination disputes employers, both in and out of court. Our team includes two former principals of one of country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms. We represent respondents in investigations brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights, and handle discrimination claims in the United States District Courts, New York State courts and in administrative trials before investigative agencies.

Our experience includes defending employers in the following matters:

  • Cases of alleged “hostile work environment” and “quid pro quo” sexual harassment under the federal Title VII statutes and the New York Human Rights Law.
  • Cases of alleged discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion and national origin under state and federal regulatory schemes.
  • Disability discrimination cases under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Article 15 of the New York Executive Law.
  • Disparate treatment and wrongful termination claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and its New York State counterparts.
  • Handling of “specialty” claims under regulatory schemes concerning discrimination against active and reserve military personnel under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), “hiring discrimination” claims concerning applicants with criminal conviction records under New York Corrections Law Article 23-A and Human Rights Law §296, and more.
  • “Retaliation” claims by employees who are (or alleged to be) terminated or otherwise punished for complaining about discriminatory or other unlawful conduct by an employer.

Our services also include helping employers respond appropriately to internal discrimination complaints. We conduct internal investigations for employers seeking a professionally managed response protocol, interviewing the relevant personnel, providing management with a confidential legal analysis, and giving advice for adjudicating the complaint.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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