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Protecting Your Rights in the Workplace Is All We Do

New York Employment Attorneys

It’s Our Job to Enforce Your Rights

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is all we do. We believe that by fighting workplace harassment and discrimination, we help to create a better world — for all workers. Due to our laser-sharp focus on employment law, we have the knowledge and experience to identify illegal activities and are prepared to take forceful action against employers who break the law.

Labor Lawyers in Queens Advocating on Behalf of Employees

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:

Harassment

For people in any of the boroughs, including Brooklyn, sexual harassment at work, should never be tolerated. We can help you take action if you face a hostile work environment because of harassment or any other situation that your employer engages in or fails to stop that occurs from a co-worker.

Discrimination

Our lawyers are prepared to represent clients who face any type of employment discrimination such as:

Wage and Hour Disputes

We handle many cases that involve wage and hour disputes, including people in certain industries who often fall victim to these situations as well as instances involving:

Education Law

We also represent teachers and other education officials who need aggressive representation and counsel when it comes to 3020-a hearings and other education law matters.

Wrongful Termination

Do you believe you have been retaliated against or subject to wrongful termination for being a whistleblower or reporting a hostile work environment? We are ready to help you. We will be your trusted advocates to ensure your rights and livelihood are protected.

Other Employment Law Services

As a full-service employment law firm, we can also help you with:

Our New York employment attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to pursue successful careers, and experience workplaces that are free of harassment or other situations that create tension.

Why Do You need an Employment Attorney?

We expect our workplaces to be friendly environments where we can collaborate with others and get the support we need from an attentive manager. Not all workplace are like this, though. In fact, many are toxic.

People face discrimination and harassment at work on a daily basis. They may not get promoted because they are the oldest employees in their departments. They may get called mean names because they were born in a different country. Many employees are even terminated for no good reason.

Dealing with discrimination and harassment is stressful. A person may enjoy his or her job duties but not enjoy dealing with nasty coworkers and managers. This can create a dilemma. You may be scared to go to work every day. You may fear you will lose your job and have no income to pay bills. Victims may be unable to function. Some develop depression and anxiety. Workplace stress affects one’s personal life, as well.

What the Law Says

As an employee, it is important that you understand your legal rights. The Department of Labor makes it illegal for employers to discriminate or retaliate against employees. The law prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. A person should not face discrimination for engaging in legal activities outside of the workplace.

When they are off the clock, what an employee does should not be of concern to their employers. Engaging in political activities or representing a union are allowed. None of these factors have to do with work performance, which is a legitimate reason to fire someone.

If you feel as though you are being discriminated against, you should first speak with your manager. If there is a human resources department, you should contact them, as well. If nothing changes, then it may be time to seek legal help. You should not have to work in fear.

An employment attorney can help you navigate the process. Proving these claims can be challenging, so you need someone who knows how to gather the evidence you need to achieve a favorable outcome.

Firm Success Stories

Ricotta and Marks, P.C. recently represented a teacher who was retaliated against after she shot down the principal’s sexual demands. The Department of Education denied any wrongdoing, but our firm took her case to court. A Brooklyn federal jury awarded the woman $523,000.

We defend whistleblowers, as well. An East Flatbush hospital routinely performed bad lab work. They told numerous patients that they tested positive for HIV when they did not. When an employee spoke up, she faced harassment and retaliation. Our firm is helping this woman fight for her rights and receive the compensation she deserves.

Contact a New York Employment Lawyer

If you are struggling with an employment law issue, you need legal help. Get in contact with an experienced employment attorney at Ricotta & Marks, P.C. We are intimately involved in each case so we can catch even the smallest details. Employment law is all we do. Let us fight for you! Schedule a consultation by calling our office at (347) 464-8694.

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1 Old Country Road, Suite 347
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