There is no law against an employer behaving in a manner that is overbearing, demanding or unfair. However, both state and federal laws protect employees against the many faces of workplace discrimination. When discrimination rears its ugly head at you, you do not need to sit idly by and accept it. Instead, fight the injustice of it with the help of dedicated, client-focused lawyers who care.
You will find such lawyers at Bell Law Group, PLLC. We represent private employees who have been discriminated against by their employers. We also advocate for employees who have suffered discriminatory actions at the hands of fellow colleagues, where the employer failed to act to improve the situation. Our goal at all times is to help victims of workplace discrimination recover all relevant damages, including back pay, injunctions and, in some cases, punitive damages.Fighting Numerous Forms of Employment Discrimination
Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including:
- Sexual orientation discrimination (homosexuality, bisexuality or asexuality, whether actual or perceived)
- Sexual harassment
- Gender or sex discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Employer retaliation for engaging in protected activity
- Marital status discrimination (married, divorced, single, separated or widowed).
- Prior arrest/conviction record
Many of our clients are unsure whether or not they have actually been the victims of discrimination on the job. That is why we offer a free, confidential initial consultation. Based on our knowledge of the law and our years of experience in employment law, our lawyers can advise you as to whether you have an actionable workplace discrimination claim. If so, we will pursue monetary compensation for the full extent of your damages.Compensation for Employment Discrimination
If you have been the victim of discrimination by your employer, you may be entitled to compensation. That compensation can include back wages, compensatory damages and punitive damages. The nature of the offense and the size of the employer are just two of the factors that go into determining proper compensation. You need to discuss the details of your case with an experienced New York employment lawyer to find out whether or not you have a case.
Employers are forbidden from retaliating against employees who assert their rights. If you file a charge of discrimination, your employer cannot fire you, demote you, harass you, reduce your pay or otherwise penalize you for doing so. That is true regardless of whether you win your discrimination lawsuit.Retaliation Without Discrimination
Even if you do not have a solid job discrimination case, you may still be able to recover damages if your employer retaliated against you for reporting an alleged case of workplace discrimination. Were you demoted, fired, harassed or assigned to the least desirable work duties after reporting what you believed was discrimination? An attorney can help determine whether you can pursue a retaliation claim.Discuss Your Potential Employment Discrimination Case With Us
If you choose to stand up for your rights, you will need a strong advocate on your side. We can stand up for you. Our private employment lawyers do this work because we care deeply about protecting the rights of our clients and of workers in general.
To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please call Bell Law Group, PLLC, at 855-JON-BELL or email our New York law firm. We will call you back or schedule an in-person consultation at one of our offices in New York City or Garden City.