As an employee working in New York State, you are granted certain protections. So if you feel like your rights are being threatened, you must do everything in your power to fight back. Read on to discover the most common employment law violations seen in the workplace and how a seasoned New York employee rights lawyer at Bell Law Group can stand by your side throughout.
What are common employment law violations in the New York workplace?
One of the most commonly reported employment law violations that our firm comes across is wage and hour disputes. More specific examples of the cases we handle are as follows:
- Overtime pay disputes.
- Agreed-upon wage disputes.
- Final check disputes.
- Minimum wage disputes.
Rest assured, our team is well versed in the state laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that grant you, as a private employee working in New York State, employment protection. In addition, our firm commonly sees workplace discrimination cases, such as the following:
- Sexual orientation discrimination cases.
- Gender or sex discrimination cases.
- Disability discrimination cases.
- Pregnancy discrimination cases.
- Age discrimination cases.
- Race discrimination cases.
- Religious discrimination cases.
- Marital status discrimination cases.
With that being said, our team can decipher between employer behavior that is overbearing versus discriminatory, and we will refer to state and federal laws to determine whether you have a case.
What are other employment law violations in the New York workplace?
There are many other types of employment law violations that our New York attorneys have a history of dealing with. They are as follows:
- Sexual harassment: this can be seen with your employer tying job actions to sexual factors, making sexually suggestive comments, etc. This type of discrimination has been considered illegal in the workplace since 1964.
- Worker retaliation: this can be seen with your employer harassing you, wrongfully terminating you, etc. for making a whistleblower claim. This type of behavior has been considered illegal in the workplace since Section 740 of the New York Labor Law was established.
- Unpaid internships: this can be seen with your employer treating you like a regular employee even without paying you. This type of behavior is considered illegal if one of the 11 criteria established in the New York Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards, is violated.
- Unequal pay: this can be seen with your employer paying you significantly less than your coworker for substantially similar work. This type of action is considered illegal under the Equal Pay Act.
So, if you have been made a victim of any of the above employment law violations, then you must not hesitate in consulting with a competent New York employee rights lawyer. Call us today.