Common Discrimination Lawsuits in New York

Situations in which you may require an experienced attorney

These days, the filing of discrimination lawsuits is on the rise.

In New York, the filing of discrimination lawsuits and claims continue to rise.

For employees, in an economy where terminations and lay-offs frequently occur, employers sometimes discriminate against employees for unlawful reasons like gender, pregnancy, race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran's status.

For employers, it can seem as if every step it takes is the basis for a lawsuit. Even though you may be a responsible business owner and try to make sure you do everything you can to prevent these suits, there may be times when you are not able to control employee perceptions, and you may find yourself the object of frustrating litigation in need of an experienced New York discrimination lawyer.

The following are some examples of employment law cases frequently handled by The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC:

  • Gender discrimination. Female employees denied opportunities or treated differently than male employees in the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Pregnancy discrimination. Denying earned leave for a pregnant employee or terminating a pregnant employee.
  • Age discrimination. Employees over 40 years of age denied opportunities or treated differently than younger, less qualified employees in the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Racial discrimination. Discrimination in the workplace commonly demonstrated by derogatory comments about the race, ethnicity, or national origin of an employee, hostile treatment and harassment based on race or national origin, lack of promotion or termination based on race or national origin.
  • Religious discrimination. Discrimination claims arising because employees are told not to wear religious clothing or items, a refusal to let employees take time off for religious holidays, lack of promotion or termination of employment because of religious belief.
  • Disability discrimination. Failing to make reasonable handicap accommodations or failing to hire a disabled employee who could perform a job if reasonable accommodations were made, can be considered discriminatory practices.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, and national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects workers 40 or older from workplace bias based on age, and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents employment inequality for those with physical and mental handicaps.

Those found guilty of violating these federal or state anti-discrimination and equal employment laws can face serious penalties. If you or your business has difficulty with discrimination claim or lawsuits, discuss your case with The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible.

Contact us regarding your discrimination lawsuit today

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC has the experienced professionals you need, ones that are intimately familiar with every aspect of discrimination lawsuits. We seek to provide a cost-effective strategy tailored to your individual goals. To learn more about how we can help you, complete our contact form, or call us at 212-486-7005.

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