At Levy Ratner, we represent employees. Our mission is to protect your rights and your ability to earn a living. We know that some employees face discrimination on the job. A large part of our practice is devoted to helping workers facing discrimination stand up for their rights.

Employment discrimination can happen anywhere, a restaurant, a store, in manufacturing, in jobs that require manual labor and in jobs that require a Ph.D.

If you are experiencing workplace harassment, we can help. Call us at 212-627-8100 to find out how we can help. We assist employees all over New York and New Jersey.

What Is A Protected Class?

Your employer cannot discriminate against you because you are over 40, because you have a disability, or because of your ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.

If you feel that you have been singled out for negative treatment because of any of these, because of your marital or family status, or because you are pregnant, it may be a good idea to speak with an employment law attorney. We also assist those whose arrest record or military service affects their job.

What Is an Example Of Employment Discrimination In New York?

An employer can overstep their bounds or violate New York employment laws in many ways. Here are common violations:

  • You are not hired because of your race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.
  • You get unwanted remarks and comments about your age, ethnicity, religion, etc.
  • You are denied promotions or paid differently because of your race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • You are fired because of a personal characteristic or attribute (your hair, skin, accent, etc.).

If you have experienced any of these, you should speak with a lawyer immediately about filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or another agency. It’s important to keep evidence of what happened. Documentation can often make or break a case. You should consult an experienced employment attorney.

We also handle wage and hour violations, such as an employer not paying earned overtime or minimum wage.

Work With A Long-Standing Employee Rights Firm

We are committed to fighting for employees who have been unlawfully discriminated against. Our firm has a long history of success. Established in 1971, our discrimination lawyers have been a part of landmark employment cases and have over 50 years of experience. Call 212-627-8100 to schedule a consultation. You can also reach our team via email. Our mission is to advance the rights of everyone who works.