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What can a NYC employment lawyer do for you?

A lot, actually. A good NYC employment lawyer can help you in a lot of ways you might not be aware of. This article lays out some of the ways that the NYC employment lawyers at our firm can assist you. While this article focuses primarily on NYC Employment Lawyers, it is just as applicable to employment lawyers outside of New York City – it just so happens that we work here.

  • A NYC Employment Lawyer can work with you behind the scenes.

One of the most common misconceptions about employment attorneys – in fact about nearly all attorneys – is that as soon as you’ve hired an attorney, you are going to court. Nothing can be further from the truth. A good employment attorney will start out by working with you behind the scenes to help guide your actions. This is especially useful when you are still employed, but having issues at work (e.g. harassment).

  • A NYC Employment Lawyer can help you get severance.

If your employment has been terminated, an employment attorney can help you get a severance. Contrary to popular belief, most employees are not entitled to severance. In reality, when employees get what they call a “severance agreement,” what they are really getting is a “severance agreement and release.” In exchange for some money (severance) from the company, the employee agrees not to sue (release). An employment attorney can find the leverage points to get severance. For more information on severance, you can look at our other articles. We do a lot of severance work here.

  • If you have already been offered severance, a NYC Employment Lawyer can help you get more severance.

The only thing better than severance, is more severance. You don’t necessarily have to take the employer’s first offer. If you are over 40, the law requires at least 21 days to consider any offer of severance. Use this time to contact an employment lawyer. A good one will help you turn some severance into more severance.

  • A NYC Employment Lawyer can negotiate with your employer

Often, our firm negotiates directly with the employer to get a better severance for our clients.  If you have been offered a severance, consider contacting an employment attorney for help.

  •  A NYC Employment Lawyer can file a lawsuit against your employer.

We put this one last for a reason.  Lawyers are probably best known for filing lawsuits, but most lawyers provide services so that their clients can avoid litigation altogether.  However, if you are interested in filing a lawsuit against your employer, take a look at our practice areas, these might give you an idea of the sorts of issues that employment lawyers can help you with.

If you need more information or a free consultation, feel free to contact us.  We would be happy to help.

 

NY Labor and Employment Lawyer

NY Labor and Employment Lawyer

Most employees will be laid off, fired or otherwise have their employment terminated at some point during their careers. Our NY Labor and Employment Lawyers can help you fight back and understand your rights.

If your employment is terminated, there may be something you can do about it.  You should talk to an experienced NY Labor and Employment Lawyer about your rights.

Employment laws uphold the rights of current and former employees and even job applicants.

If you believe that you were or are being treated unfairly by your employer you should contact a NY Labor and Employment Lawyer to evaluate your rights under federal, state and city employment laws.

Our NY Labor and Employment Lawyers have extensive experience in:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Employee Benefits
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliatory Discharge or other Retaliation
  • Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Our NY Labor and Employment Lawyers will fight for you.

Please contact us for a free consultation today.  An attorney at our firm will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

Transgender Discrimination Law in New York City

Transgender Discrimination is illegal in New York City. Under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), transgender individuals are protected against workplace discrimination.   The NYCHRL explicitly states that no one can be discriminated against on the basis of gender.  The law then defines gender as "a person's gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth."   Thus, transgender individuals are entitled to the same workplace rights as all other individuals in New York City. If you feel that you have been a victim of transgender discrimination, or any discrimination based upon your gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, etc., please contact us. Similarly, if you were terminated shortly after you made an honest complaint of discrimination, you may be a victim of unlawful retaliation. Whether you have been victimized by transgender discrimination, or any other form of discrimination, we can help you fight back. One of our experienced Labor and Employment attorneys will get back to you withing 24 hours. Initial consultations are free, and we handle most cases on a contingency basis - we do not get paid unless we recover for you.