New York City Discrimination Lawyers

Unfortunately, employee discrimination is still very prevalent in the workplace. Discrimination comes in many forms and affects individuals that the law recognizes as protected classes. The attorneys at Cohen & Fitch LLP are familiar with Federal, State and local laws that apply to all forms of discrimination, whether it is raced based, age-related, gender, sexual orientation, religion or as a result of a disability.

Employers are not only responsible for directly discriminating against their employees, but can also be liable if they fail to curb misconduct involving discrimination by other employees. Our firm has had years of experience with employment discrimination cases in both Federal and State courts. We are also very familiar with filing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) complaints, which in many instances are a pre-condition to filing a discrimination lawsuit. Cohen & Fitch LLP can handle any discrimination case with the sensitivity and passion it deserves.

Race Discrimination Lawyers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as state and local laws, prohibit racial discrimination in all New York City workplaces. Race discrimination comes in all forms, whether it is denying someone a promotion or making racial comments. This pernicious type of discrimination does not need to be tolerated in the work-place. In addition, if an employer refuses to hire or even interview an applicant as a result of his or her race, that applicant can bring a race discrimination lawsuit. Our firm is particularly sensitive to issues of race and will handle your case in the fervent and aggressive manner it deserves.

Religious & National Origin Discrimination Attorneys

Federal, State, and local laws prohibit any religious-based and national origin discrimination. In addition to being prohibited from discriminating against an individual as a result of his or her religion, employers are also required to provide reasonable accommodations for any religious practices. Under the law, religious beliefs and practices are very broadly defined and employers are required to make sure an employee’s sincere beliefs can be observed so long as it does not cause undue hardship for the employer’s business. For instance, if an employee has to leave early on certain days for religious observance, in general, an employer has to permit that employee to leave early and an employer may not retaliate against that employee for requesting or taking this accommodation. Further, national identity is often tied to religious customs and traditions that also must be respected in the workplace at all times. Our firm understands the fine points necessary to bring a successful religious and national origin discrimination claim.

Sexual Orientation Or Gender Discrimination Attorneys

Similar to racial or religious discrimination, an employer may not discriminate against an employee on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. Employers can be held accountable for unequal treatment of their employees based on their gender, orientation or an employee’s perceived gender or orientation. Employers can also be held liable for creating a hostile work environment or permitting employees to perpetuate negative stereotypes based on a person’s gender or orientation. While federal law does not explicitly prohibit sexual orientation discrimination, New York State and City laws afford special protections for such discrimination. We will aggressively fight to have you compensated if you are the target of such discrimination.

Age Discrimination Lawyers

Employers may not make hiring, firing or promotion decisions based on an employee’s age. This nefarious type of discrimination often happens to some of the most vulnerable individuals who have worked years for a company. Federal, State, and Local laws prohibit this type of conduct and the lawyers at Cohen & Fitch LLP will not stop until your job is reinstated or you are compensated for every dollar you would have been entitled to if you were not unjustly terminated or passed over for promotions.

Contact The Experienced Disability Discrimination Attorneys Here At Cohen & Fitch LLP

Understanding the interplay between Federal, State, and Local laws are important to bringing a successful employment discrimination claim. Our attorneys have practiced in both Federal & State court and are fully familiar with EEOC and local agency requirements. We will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve and stand up to your BAD BOSS. Call us to get a free consultation at 212-BAD-BOSS (212-232-2677).

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