Facing Discrimination At Work?
Nobody should have to face illegal discrimination in the workplace. The law provides protections for employees at multiple levels – federal, state and local – to enforce their rights when they encounter discriminatory treatment. Navigating those laws can be tricky, however.
I’m Yale Pollack, an employment lawyer with more than 15 years of experience. I can evaluate your case to determine whether your rights have been violated. I can also help you pursue your rights under applicable law. Based in Long Island, I represent workers throughout New York City. Many of my clients work in the hospital and service industries, though I represent workers from all sectors.
What Amounts To Discrimination?
In New York City, employers can’t discriminate against workers or prospective hires on grounds such as:
- Race, ethnicity and national origin
- Sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Age (40 and older)
- Military service
- Familial or marital status
Discrimination can take many forms. It could look like a prospective employer refusing to hire you for discriminatory reasons. It could be giving you unfavorable assignments or working conditions. It could be firing you. Or, it could be allowing or overlooking harassment, among other things. If you aren’t sure whether what you’re experiencing amounts to discrimination, reach out to me for a free case review.
It’s important to know that your employer can’t retaliate against you for enforcing your employment rights. The law recognizes that you should be free to report discriminatory treatment and take legal action without worrying about retaliation.
Common Questions About Discrimination Cases
Many potential clients call my office with similar questions about discrimination and harassment. I want to provide you with some basic information here, but would encourage you to call my office should you have questions about your current experiences.
I Was Recently Let Go From My Job. Am I Being Discriminated Against Because I Was Fired?
There may or may not be a claim for discrimination in your case. New York is an employment at-will state, and employers may decide to make a change for many reasons. However, there are instances where members of a protected class are terminated for perhaps unlawful reasons. I will listen to the facts of your case, and help you determine if you may have a cause of action against your employer.
My Company Recently Did A Layoff And All Of The Older Employees – Including Me – Were Impacted. Do We Have A Claim?
It will be important to take a close look at the facts here to determine whether your employer violated any state or federal laws. Contact my office as soon as possible and I can help you find the appropriate next steps for your situation.
Reach Out To Me For Guidance On Your Options
If you’re wondering whether you have a discrimination case, reach out to me for help. I can provide guidance on your rights and options. As an employment attorney with extensive experience, I understand how to find the right angle for addressing discrimination claims. I can help you pursue a favorable resolution whether in court or outside of court.
Call 516-774-1015 for a free initial consultation.