Brooklyn Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Employment Discrimination Attorneys Representing Clients in Brooklyn, New York
No one should have to face discrimination in a New York workplace, and sometimes it can be difficult for employees to know with certainty whether they have faced unlawful discrimination in order to file a claim. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we know how damaging and destructive employment discrimination can be, and we are here to provide assistance for anyone with questions about unlawful discrimination practices in Brooklyn. Our Brooklyn employment discrimination lawyers have years of experience serving clients in a wide variety of employment discrimination matters, and we can evaluate your case for you today.
Brooklyn Workplace Sexual Harassment
Many employees in Brooklyn workplaces face sexual harassment, and it is critical to understand that sexual harassment is a form of unlawful sex discrimination. New York State Human Rights Law. New York City Human Rights Law, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit sexual discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment that can create a hostile work environment or that can take the form of quid pro quo harassment.
Brooklyn, NY Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination can take many different forms in a workplace. Sexual harassment, which is a form of sex discrimination under state and federal law, is one type of employment discrimination. ther forms of unlawful employment discrimination can arise under New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, Title VII, and other federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Examples of employment discrimination that are unlawful under state and federal law include but are not limited to:
- Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s race or perceived race;
- Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s sex, which can include sexual harassment;
- Discrimination against an employee because the employee is pregnant;
- Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s religion;
- Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s disability or request for disability accommodations; and
- Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s age.
Brooklyn Wage & Hour Disputes
New York Labor Law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protect workers from unlawful pay practices, such as:
- Failure to pay an employee the appropriate amount of overtime;
- Making unlawful paycheck deductions from an employee’s paycheck; or
- Failing to pay an employee the minimum wage.
If you believe you have a wage and hour dispute, you should seek advice from a lawyer.
Queens and Long Island
Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island
Advocating on Behalf of
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Wage & Hour Disputes
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
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