Suffolk County Employment Discrimination Lawyers Serving Clients in New York
Employment discrimination attorneys represent employees in Suffolk County in a wide variety of discrimination cases, from sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of race to violations of state or federal wage and hour laws. Whether you have been subject to employment discrimination in the hiring or promotion process, or you believe you were wrongfully terminated for discriminatory reasons, our experienced Suffolk County employment discrimination lawyers can assess your case and can discuss potential remedies with you today.
Sexual Harassment in Suffolk County
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited under New York State Human Rights Law and under federal law through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment generally takes one of two forms in the workplace:
- Sexual harassment creates a hostile or offensive work environment; or
- Sexual harassment takes the form of quid pro quo harassment.
Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Suffolk County
Employment discrimination is a broad term that can encompass varied forms of harassment in the Suffolk County workplace. Discrimination on any of the following bases is prohibited under state and federal law:
- National Origin
- Sexual orientation;
- Gender identity;
- Marital status;
- Criminal record history; and/or
- Genetic information.
Within these categories, state and federal law protect against harassment, retaliation, and other unlawful actions related to prohibited discrimination.
Wage & Hour Disputes in Suffolk County
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law provide protections for workers in various industries. Employees may be able to file claims for a variety of violations, such as:
- Unpaid overtime;
- Unlawful paycheck deductions; and
- Minimum wage violations.
Education Law and Suffolk County Discrimination Claims
Educators in Suffolk County have rights, and tenured faculty members at K-12 schools have a right to retain their jobs unless the employer can show just cause for the termination. There are specific requirements under New York law to terminate a teacher.
It is also critical for teachers at public schools to know that they have specific rights under the U.S. Constitution. Regardless of whether or not a public school teacher has tenure, they have protections against discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, as well as protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.
Wrongful Termination in Suffolk County
Employees cannot be terminated from their jobs, even if they are at-will employees, for reasons based on unlawful discrimination or retaliation. If you believe you may have been wrongfully terminated, our Suffolk County employment discrimination attorneys can review your case and can investigate instances of bias and discrimination that may have resulted in unlawful performance reviews and termination over the course of your employment.
Contact Our Suffolk County Employment Discrimination Attorneys Today
If you have faced discrimination in the workplace in any form, it is critical to seek advice from an experienced Suffolk County employment discrimination lawyer. Employment discrimination can take many different forms, and it can be difficult to know with certainty whether you have been subject to unlawful discrimination under federal or state law until you speak with an experienced attorney about the facts of your case. Contact Ricotta & Marks online or call our firm for more information about filing an employment discrimination claim in Suffolk County, New York.