New York Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Protecting Employees From Discrimination in the Workplace
Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, national origin or membership in a constitutionally protected class. Despite this strong measure of protection, many employers continue to unlawfully discriminate against their employees, both subtly and overtly. Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP champions the rights of clients who have been the victims of such discrimination, fighting for their fair compensation and the rectification of their employers' wrongs. We have substantial experience in providing the dedicated and exhaustive advocacy needed to obtain significant monetary awards.
Our team of attorneys includes alumni of one of the top law firms in Manhattan as well as from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. We have successfully guided employees through proceedings before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and before the state and federal courts. In many cases, we have obtained significant settlements on behalf of victims of employment discrimination. Read more about our successful results in employment discrimination cases.
What Constitutes Employment Discrimination?
Victims of employment discrimination are often afraid of discussing the possibility of pursuing legal action for employment discrimination, fearing retaliation on the part of their employers. However, if your constitutional rights have been violated, it is important to remember that you do have legal options and protections. Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates will advise you in determining the smartest course of action in your case and guide you in pursuing it aggressively.
Our lawyers represent employees who were unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Sexual harassment
Please note, unlawful employment discrimination is not confined to discriminatory termination from your current position. Other forms of unlawful discrimination include:
- Failure to hire
- Failure to promote
- Being forced to work within a hostile work environment
- Undesirable assignments
When a client contacts us with claims of employment discrimination, our first step is to carefully investigate her or his situation to create a complete overview. This approach typically provides us with the information we need to determine whether or not it is advisable to pursue legal action and, if so, through what channels.
Questions to ask yourself in determining whether you have discrimination claims are: Did your employer take the same actions against you as it would have taken against others, or were the actions specific to you? Could the employer's actions be considered appropriate or justifiable in light of your unique circumstances? If you are unsure of what your answers mean or believe that you do have a claim, contact us.
We are committed to protecting our clients from employment discrimination. Contact Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates online or call (212) 319-7600 to learn if you have grounds for an employment discrimination lawsuit.