Single Parent Discrimination in Queens
For many parents, juggling work and family is challenging enough. Facing discrimination based on familial status can be too much for parents to bear alone. That is why the attorneys at Ricotta & Marks, P.C., are dedicated to providing guidance and support to parents who face discrimination in the workplace.
Many employers want their employees to demonstrate a complete commitment to the company—and they assume that employees with families are incapable of doing so. Instead of working with employees to find a schedule that works for everyone, some employers will fire employees as soon as they have children.
This is against the law. State and federal laws require employers to make reasonable accommodations for parents. An accommodation may be as simple as giving you a different shift that is more convenient for you. At a minimum, the employer must engage in a dialogue with you. The employer cannot just assume that the company cannot accommodate your needs.
Discrimination Against Single Mothers in New York City and Queens, NY
Often, this type of employment discrimination falls heavily on single mothers. Over time, denied promotions can cause a single mother’s career to stall and make it extremely difficult for her to support her family. Since discrimination against a single mother is often less overt than other forms, it can be difficult to identify. However, if you are a single mother and feel that your employer discriminated against you, our lawyers will take aggressive action on your behalf.
We can pursue economic, emotional and punitive damages. If your goal is to keep your job, we can help to ensure that your employer follows the law—and allows you to remain in your position.
Contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C.
To learn more about how our attorneys fight discrimination, contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C., at 800-240-9269. We return calls within 24 hours. We have offices in Jackson Heights, Queens, and Westbury, Long Island.