NYC Employment Law Blog
NY Sexual Harassment Lawyers at Derek Smith Wins $2.2M Verdict Against Balter Sales Co.
New York City, NY (Dec 2015) - Attorneys Derek Smith and Gregory Kirschenbaum, of the employment law firm of Derek T. Smith Law Group, won a extraordinary $2.2 million verdict against Balter Sales Co.. Representing Raymond Rosas, a former employee of the New York City restaurant supply company, the employment law attorneys were able to convince the New York jury of the incredible hostile work environment Rosas had to endure. The sexual and racial harassment case which has been ongoing since 2012, was finally settled to the tune of a $2.2 Million verdict in Rosas's favor. "As in every case we take on, we fight to get justice for our clients. We worked diligently on this case and the jury was able to see and understand the illegal environment our client was subject to. The jury was angered at the way Mark Balter treated his employee and was absolutely right in the verdict it returned" said Attorney Derek SmithRead More...
NYC Discrimination News
Greg Piatek is suing a the New York City bar, The Happiest Hour and its owner, Jon Neidich, claiming he was refused service because he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Piatek claims the bartenders at the West Village bar denied him drinks because of the hat made popular by President Donald Trump’s campaign. He says a manager of the Happiest Hour then told him, “I spoke directly to the owner and the owner told me that anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here. And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you.” “In my opinion, the motto of The Happiest Hour seems to be: we will accept you, so long as you think exactly like us,” said Discrimination attorney, Paul Liggieri, of the New York City employment discrimination law firm the Derek Smith Law Group.Full story at Heavy.com...
New York City Sexual Harassment Attorneys
Make Sure Your Lawyers Have the Verdicts To Back Up Their Negotiations – Results Matter!
- $4.025 Million Jury Verdict Awarded in Employment Discrimination Case
- $2.5 million jury verdict awarded to sexual harassment victim
- $2.2 Million Jury Verdict Awarded to Race Discrimination Victim Against Well Known Glassware Company
- $1.6 Million Jury Verdict Awarded to Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination Victim
- Largest NY Verdict In Employment Law for 2012.
Labor & Employment law Attorneys fighting harassment and employment discrimination .
When you have been the victim of unfair practices at work, you may not know where to turn. Your New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey place of employment was supposed to be a safe work environment – but now your employee rights have been violated. People might say that you cannot afford to hire a employment attorney in New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey. You might fear retaliation or embarrassment from your employer. The New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey employment attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC, want you to know that you’re not alone. Our entire employment law firm of experienced employment attorneys are here to help.
New York City Sexual Harassment Attorneys protecting your rights as an employee.
The Employment Attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC focus on sexual harassment and employment discrimination law in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Most of our employment law legal cases involve claims and lawsuits that seek damages for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and hostile work environment. Our employment law attorneys not only have a wealth of knowledge regarding New York City, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, State and federal laws – we become emotionally invested in every single client who walks through our door. Our dedication shows in our results.
After you lose your job, the last thing you should have to worry about is how to pay for your sexual harassment lawyer. Our New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey employment attorneys are so confident in their abilities that for most employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases, there is absolutely no legal fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf. If we accept your New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey discrimination or Sexual Harassment case on such a contingency basis, it is because we believe in you and your case. The initial consultation with one of our experienced employment law attorneys in New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia is always free.
New York City attorney Derek T. Smith is rated by Newsweek as a top Employment Law Attorney in NYC as well as a Top Rated Lawyer by SuperLawyers, a distinction given only to the top 5% of attorneys in the nation. Attorney Smith is also recognized by the New York Law Journal for obtaining one of the largest employment law verdicts in New York City. Attorney Smith’s 2012 workplace discrimination and harassment case awarded the victim $1,600,000, the largest employment verdict in New York in 2012. Most importantly, the award was upheld by the New York Appellate Division in March of 2014. This was the largest punitive damages award upheld against an individual under the New York City law ever!
New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Attorneys
We take employment discrimination violations personally. The employment discrimination attorneys at the employment law firm of the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC are most often able to resolve employment discrimination disputes through mediation and negotiation, and if necessary litigation in New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey state and U.S. federal courts. If you were or are being discriminated against on the job due to your gender, age, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or because you are pregnant, our New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys with a proven track record of settlement and jury trial success, will help you recover full and fair compensation for your employment discrimination or sexual harassment suit. This area of employment law can be complex and daunting. A skilled and dedicated New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey employment law attorney with hundreds of employment discrimination case wins to his credit is a powerful asset that will help you win your New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey workplace discrimination case.
New York City Sexual Harassment Laws: Know your rights as an employee
Each and every person in the workplace deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. When boundaries are crossed, when you are violated – it’s time to fight back. There are a multitude of laws on the books protecting New York City workers. With the law on your side, you can recover full and fair compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, and more.
Learn more about sexual harassment from our seasoned New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey attorneys:
- Types of Sexual Harassment – from coercion to forced physical contact, sexual harassment comes in many forms. Joking, gift-giving, requesting sexual favors and bribery are all forms of sex harassment and may be illegal.
- Criminal sexual conduct – sexual harassment can be illegal in both civil and criminal courts.
- Sexual Orientation Harassment – in New York City, you cannot be harassed or discriminated against for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
- Female-on-male and same-sex harassment – sexual harassment is not just a man harassing a woman. Both the victim and the harasser can be male or female.
- Co-worker or Supervisor Sexual Harassment – you can abused by colleagues, peers or your boss.
Philadelphia, PA Sexual Harassment Attorneys
When it comes to sexual harassment, the city of Philadelphia offers protection in addition to the federal and Pennsylvania state protection the law provides. Within the city of Philadelphia employees can bring a case against their employer under the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance (PFPO). The Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance protects against discrimination by former, current, and potential employers, as well as by labor unions and employment agencies. Statewide Employees suffering sexual harassment in the workplace can find legal justice under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at the Derek Smith Law Group are here to aid in your Philadelphia sexual harassment lawsuit or Philadelphia EEOC claim. Our Philadelphia sexual harassment attorneys offer a free legal advice consultation and charge no fee unless we recover in your sexual harassment case.
In addition, our employment law firm handles claims of retaliation, wrongful termination, EEOC claims and more. At the Derek T. Smith Law Group, we believe in maintaining fair and respectful work environments in which everyone has the same rights and privileges. We know the laws and will defend your legal rights in court at no charge to you.
A demonstrated track record fighting employment discrimination and sexual harassment in NYC
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our top New York City, Philadelphia or New Jersey labor & employment attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC, please call us today at 877-4NYLAWS (877-469-5297), or contact our employment attorneys online by filling out the contact form at the top right of this page. Our main office is located in NEW YORK CITY, in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district and we also have offices in NEW JERSEY and PHILADELPHIA. We can evaluate your NYC sexual harassment or employment discrimination case and let you know if you have a claim worth pursuing.