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Nassau County Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Employment Discrimination

New York Employment Discrimination Attorney Serving Clients in Nassau County

Many different forms of employment discrimination are unlawful in Nassau County workplaces under state and federal law. From unlawful discrimination on the basis of a protected identity characteristic like sex or race to unfair treatment due to age or disability, it is critical to seek advice from our Nassau County employment discrimination lawyers. Our firm routinely assists clients with a wide variety of workplace discrimination cases that include discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, age, disability, gender, as well as workplace harassment issues such as sexual harassment. The firm also represents individuals with respect to education law claims, wrongful termination, unlawful retaliation, as well as wage and hour disputes.

Nassau County Sexual Harassment Claims

It is important for Nassau County employees to know that unlawful sexual harassment can give rise to a claim even if you are not the target of the harassment, and even if it is a client or customer who engages in the harassing behavior.

Employment Discrimination in Nassau County Workplaces

Many different laws exist in New York to protect Nassau County employees against unlawful employment discrimination or retaliation. Both state and federal laws provide different forms of protection against discrimination in the workplace, and those laws include but are not limited to:

New York state law also expressly provides protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Wage & Hour Disputes in Nassau County

Wage and hour disputes can arise under New York Labor Law or the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you have not been paid the minimum wage, or if your paycheck does not accurately reflect the hours you worked or overtime pay you are owed, you should seek advice from an employment lawyer in Nassau County.

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Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island

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


According to the NY Department of Human Rights, employers can be held responsible for sexual harassment in the workplace in the following circumstances:
If the harassment was the fault of a co-owner, manager, or supervisor the employer is responsible, regardless of whether or not they knew it was occurring
If the harassment occurred among regular employees, the employer can be held responsible if they knew about it, should have known about it, or failed to have a sexual harassment policy in place.
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Employee Discrimination

Our lawyers are prepared to represent clients who face any type of employment discrimination such as:
Gender discrimination
Marital status discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination and FMLA violations
Sexual orientation discrimination, including transgender discrimination and harassment
Age discrimination
Race or national origin discrimination
Disability discrimination
Religious discrimination
Criminal record discrimination
Violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
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Wage & 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:
Unpaid overtime
Under-the-table compensation
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Education Law

New York City teachers face challenges inside and outside the classroom. When they face the possibility of losing their jobs, they deserve representation by experienced attorneys.

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.

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Wrongful Termination

Even in an ‘At Will’ Work Situation, You Have the Right to Work. Employers will always claim that they had a valid reason to lay off or fire an employee. But in many circumstances, this is just disguised discrimination of one form or another. Continued employment and advancement is frequently based on performance reviews. If you have a perfect record, then suddenly go from perfect to pariah, it may be a case of your supervisor or employer giving a negative review in order to have an excuse to remove you from your position or deny a promotion.

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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Other Employment Law Issues

As a full-service employment law firm, we can also help you with:
Labor and union representation
Mediation and arbitration matters
Employment contract negotiations and matters
Employer defense
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.
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Nassau County Education Law Claims in Workplaces

Teachers and other educators have rights against employment discrimination in the workplace. Depending upon the institution and the nature of the employment, educators are subject to protections from discrimination, harassment, or retaliaiton through New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and even the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.

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Claims for Wrongful Termination in a Nassau County Workplace

Any time an employee is terminated for reasons rooted in discrimination or retaliation, that termination is unlawful and the employee can seek a variety of remedies. With help from our employment discrimination attorneys in Nassau County, you may be eligible for the following remedies after a successful wrongful termination case:

  • Back pay;
  • Reinstatement at your job;
  • Attorney’s fees; and
  • Other damages.

Contact a Nassau County Employment Discrimination Lawyer Today

If you have faced any kind of discrimination in the workplace, from unfair treatment at work to wrongful termination, our experienced Nassau County employment discrimination attorneys can assist you. We have spent years representing clients in complex and difficult employment discrimination cases, and we know how critical it is for you to win your claim. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help. Contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C. online or give us a call at (347) 464-8694 for more information about the services we provide.

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Ricotta & Marks, P.C.

We understand that your situation is urgent. Our New York employment discrimination attorneys will respond to your questions and concerns as quickly as possible.

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