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Protecting Your Rights

Protecting Your Rights

Protecting Your Rights
in the Workplace Is All We Do

Changing the workplace can change the world. When people are able to succeed in the workplace, they succeed in the eyes of others and erode prejudicial notions and stereotypes. By removing impediments to success—such as discrimination and harassment—dedicated employment law attorneys can help ensure that everyone has a chance to be successful. White, Ricotta & Marks, P.C., is a Queens-based law firm whose mission is to protect the rights of employees and bring about a better work environment for employees, and a better world.

As an employee, you have certain rights that are protected by state and federal laws. Even though many of these laws have been on the books for decades, employers still violate them. Your employer might also take advantage of your fear that you will lose your job if you speak up, but the law protects you from employer retaliation.

Queens and Long Island

Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island

Advocating on Behalf of
Employees

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

Harassment

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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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory
Hiring Lawyers Serving New York

Other firms may handle employment law cases occasionally. Our lawyers focus exclusively on employment law. We handle employment law cases every day. We take on issues such as unpaid overtime, harassment and discrimination in all of its forms. We also work closely with teachers facing 3020-a hearings and employees who lose their jobs for attempting to unionize.

The lawyers at our firm have more than 20 years of combined experience. We are willing to take cases to court when reasonable settlements cannot be reached. We excel at trial, winning some of the state’s highest trial verdicts in recent years.

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Contact 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. Contact our offices at 800-240-9269.

Ricotta Marks

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.

Contact Our Office347.464.8694