Where you need to go to file a civil lawsuit or EEOC claim in Brooklyn, New York
Across the five New York boroughs, the Derek Smith Law Group has brought justice to countless wronged employees. Our team of discrimination and sexual harassment lawyers is licensed to practice in state and federal courts across New York, including Brooklyn. Our attorneys also bring administrative claims to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If you were employed in Brooklyn and you need to file an employment-related claim, you would do so in a Brooklyn court or the EEOC district office in Manhattan. We primarily handle workplace discrimination claims involving:
- Sex / Gender
- Race / Ethnicity / National Origin
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual orientation
You may also be able to file a claim if your employer violated wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, employment contracts, or other related illegal behavior.
Kings County Supreme Civil Court
If you were employed in Brooklyn and your employer violated state laws, you and your attorney may bring your case to the Kings County Supreme Civil Court, located in Brooklyn.
The Kings County Supreme Civil Court facility is located at:
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Civil Court Contact Information and Directions
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Security: Visitors must pass through a magnetometer prior to entering the court.
Directions: Located at Foley Square, easily accessible from the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Williamsburg Bridges and from the FDR / West Side Hwys.
Public Transportation: R to Court St.; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; A, C, F to Jay St./Borough Hall.
Federal Court in Brooklyn
If your employer violated a federal law, such as Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may take your case to federal court. Brooklyn is located within the Eastern District.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is located at:
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Federal Court Contact Information and Directions
Tel: (718) 613-2600
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Directions: The main courthouse, located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, is in the civic center of Brooklyn and is directly adjacent to Brooklyn Heights, the first Historic District named as such in the City of New York. You can take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to exit 28A to find the courthouse.
Public Transportation: The following NYC subway lines stop in the vicinity of the Courthouse. The 2 and 3 trains stop at Borough Hall and Clark Street. The numbers 4, 5 and the M and R stop at Court Street/Borough hall. The A, C and F trains stop at Jay Street/Borough Hall. The A and C trains also stop a High Street. However, since this is not a very populous station, it is not recommended.
The following lines stop in Downtown Brooklyn: B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B61, B65, B67, B69, B103.
New York EEOC District Office
To file an administrative claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you need to go to the New York District office.
The New York EEOC District Office is located at:
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
EEOC Office Contact Information
Director: Kevin J. Berry
Regional Attorney: Robert Rose
Office Hours: The New York District Office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Intake hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.
Our discrimination and harassment lawyers serve clients throughout Brooklyn
For more information about filing employment law cases in Brooklyn and Kings County, contact an NYC labor & employment law attorney at the Derek T. Smith Law Group at 877-4NYLAWS. We fight diligently on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.