Employment lawyers in New York City are available to help victims of abuse at the workplace. Employers wield an unprecedented level of power over their employees, interns and even independent contractors. However, some of these employers may cross the line and violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the process. This is the amendment to the law that protects victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Local and state laws might also be violated as well. Other protections for workers exist at all levels of government. This means that all workers are protected by some federal, state or local statute. Our employment lawyer can review your case and determine if you have standing to sue an employer for violating your rights. Experience really does matter in these cases. Our firm has a long track record of winning cases against powerful employers in New York.
Fighting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment at Work
The employment lawyers at Leeds Brown Law are experienced in the area of law that deals with sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The experience of harassment and discrimination can be financially and emotionally devastating to many workers. In addition, the abuse often occurs in a climate of permissiveness, which isolates the individual and makes it appear as if there is no recourse available.
In fact, there are numerous laws that protect workers from abusive employers and sexual harassment from co-workers, customers and supervisors. Our legal assistance can help you to navigate this situation successfully while building a case that has traction in the courts. We understand what the courts will look for to establish causation between the sexual harassment and the tangible harm. The best course of action is to contact an employment lawyer to help you fight against abuses at the workplace.
Protecting Employee Rights
Even though the law protects workers from various forms of abuse, these issues remain pervasive and widespread. Workers are protected from discrimination and abuse based on protected categories. This also includes retaliation for filing complaints with the human resources department, EEOC or other remedial institution. Obtaining legal assistance is necessary when all avenues for redress are exhausted. Our experienced employment law firm protects your rights and advocates aggressively on your behalf in court.
Our legal team understands how to protect employees, independent contractors and interns from a variety of issues:
- Hiring discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Racial discrimination
- Wage theft, overtime pay
- Wrongful termination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Hostile work environment
- Quid pro quo harassment
- Other protected classifications
Employment law covers a wide range of issues, so you can always schedule a free consultation to learn how the law might apply in your particular case. The stakes for workers can be extremely high. This situation can affect your ability to maintain employment, get promoted and receive various benefits. Tangible losses get the most attention in the courts, but emotional damage awards are also possible. In addition, punitive damages help to discourage the perpetrator from committing similar offenses in the future.
Leeds Brown Law, Employment Lawyers in NYC
Our law firm is a dedicated team of legal professionals. We understand what workers face when dealing with powerful employers and unscrupulous bosses. The process can be exhausting and emotionally taxing, but this is precisely why you should contact us immediately. We can help you to navigate the situation with a renewed sense of perspective and hope. We handle a variety of workplace issues, so you can always contact us for an initial consultation if you remain unsure of how to proceed.
Legal advice can be extremely helpful when you are still deciding how to handle the situation. It can also help to break the sense of isolation that many workers experience when dealing with unlawful conduct at the workplace. Employment lawyers at Leeds Brown Law are here to protect your legal rights and help you to win compensation if the case goes to court, so contact us today.