Employment Discrimination Lawyers 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. other 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.
Brooklyn Education Law Cases
Employment discrimination can occur in any workplace setting, including in educational settings. Educators and instructors have a variety of legal protections against discrimination in the Brooklyn workplace, including those already cited under state and federal law. In addition, public school employees may have additional protections against discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Brooklyn, NY Wrongful Termination Claims
Employees may be eligible to file a wrongful termination claim if their termination is the result of unlawful discrimination or is designed as retaliation for that employee exercising his or her rights under state or federal law. Our firm can discuss the evidence you need to prove a wrongful termination claim and to obtain remedies.
Seek Advice from a Brooklyn Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Anyone who has questions or concerns about employment discrimination should seek advice from an experienced Brooklyn employment discrimination attorney as soon as possible. Since employment discrimination can take so many different forms, it is critical to have a lawyer assess your case to determine your eligibility for filing a claim. Contact Ricotta & Marks PC today or call us at 347-464-8694 to get started on your case.