Where you need to go to file a civil lawsuit or EEOC claim in Manhattan, New York

At the Manhattan employment law firm of Derek T. Smith Law Group, our employment discrimination and sexual harassment attorneys practice in New York City, New York State and Federal courts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Additionally, our employment law attorneys bring Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims to the EEOC district office in New York City.

If you were employed in Manhattan and you need to file an employment-related claim, you can do so in a Manhattan court or EEOC district office. Reasons you might file an EEOC charge or an employment lawsuit with our firm may include:

  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination, including discrimination based n race, religion, age, gender, and more
  • Hostile work environment
  • Wage and hour violations
  • ADA claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • FMLA claims

Most of the cases our employment lawyers handle in Manhattan are filed in the New York Supreme Civil Court, Southern District Federal Court, or the EEOC district office.

New York Supreme Civil Court

You and your employment law attorney can file a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Civil Court if your employer violated a New York State law.

The Main New York Supreme Civil Court facility is located at:

60 Centre St
New York, NY 10007

Additionally, there are satellite facilitates at:

80 Centre St
New York, NY 10013

111 Centre St
New York, NY 10013

71 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10013

Civil Court Contact Information and Directions

Phone: 646-386-3600
Fax: 212-374-3326

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking: Metered parking across from 100 Centre St. Private lots in area.

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: Subway: 4, 5, 6, J to Chambers St./Brooklyn Bridge; A, C, E to Chambers St.; R, N to Canal St.
Bus: M-1, M-6, M-9, M-15, M-22, M-101

Federal Court in Manhattan

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 would take your legal case to federal court. Manhattan is the in Southern District.

United States District Court Southern District of New York Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse is located at:
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312

Federal Court Contact Information and Directions

Tel: (212) 805-0136

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Directions: The courthouse is located 1/2 block down Pearl Street in a new high-rise building. However, for security purposes, you must use the Worth Street entrance. Worth Street is at the top, or north end, of Foley Square, on the left side of the two large courthouses. Go right on Worth Street for 1 block to the courthouse.

Public Transportation: Subway: 4, 5, 6, J to Chambers St./Brooklyn Bridge; A, C, E to Chambers St.; R, N to Canal St.
Bus: M-1, M-6, M-9, M-15, M-22, M-101

 

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

 

Phone: 1-800-669-4000

Fax: 212-336-3790

TTY: 1-800-669-6820

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.

 

Contact a sexual harassment or employment discrimination lawyer in New York City for more assistance

Your employment law attorney at the Derek Smith Law Group can direct you on which court he or she will file your case in, or whether you will take a charge to the EEOC. The legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating, so having one of our experienced employment law attorneys on your side means you don’t have to do it alone.

 

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