New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia Labor & Employment Law Attorneys
New York City, New Jersey & Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: In our tough economic climate, employees may need qualified legal help to protect their employment rights. Whether it is a matter of sexual harassment, employment discrimination in any manner, overtime wages violations, unlawful retaliation or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, The Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.C. is highly experienced in defending against all forms of workplace harassment and employment discrimination in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Employment discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination by employers based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, and sexual orientation. Specific discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and certain types of harassment. The New York City labor & Employment attorneys at Derek Smith T. Law Group, PLLC can help you determine if you have been a victim of employment discrimination.
Do I have a valid employment discrimination case?
According to New York City labor law attorney Derek T. Smith, Esq., most laws have identifiable elements to determine whether you were treated unlawfully. However, discrimination claims fall into a different category. Many times, these cases come down to circumstantial evidence, which may not be enough to win a judgment. In determining the validity of your case, you need to consider whether you have substantial proof that you suffered a type of harm called an adverse employment action.
The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowly defined an adverse employment action to mean a significant change in employment status, such as a demotion or termination, as a result of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Under this definition, you must prove that you suffered direct financial harm to win an employment discrimination claim.
In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court has broadly defined an adverse employment action to mean any action on the part of an employer that could dissuade a reasonable worker from making or supporting a charge of employment discrimination. Examples would include punishment for making employment discrimination complaints or participating in discrimination investigations. Under this definition, both financial harm and non-financial harm can be used to prove you suffered adverse employment action.
How Can A NY, NJ or Philadelphia Labor & Employment Law Attorney Help?
Labor & employment law cases can be very complex and difficult to prove. An experienced labor & employment law attorney in New York City, New Jersey or Philadelphia can advise you of your rights as an employee and develop a strategy for pursuing a claim in court and as part of a settlement.
If you are the victim of an unlawful labor & employment practice, you must act quickly. Employment discrimination, wages and hour violations, wrongful termination and retaliation cases have very short time frame within which you may file suit. You cannot miss your deadline by even one day. If you do, you will lose your case.
Contact a Labor & Employment Attorney in New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia
If you are the victim of a labor dispute, employment discrimination or sexual harassment, speak with an experienced Manhattan labor & employment law attorney right away. The skilled New York labor & employment law attorneys at Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC are ready to fight for and protect your employee rights. Our goal is to get the best possible legal results for you in your labor and employment claim. Please feel free to contact NYC attorney Derek T. Smith, Esq. personally at the law firm of Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC by calling our toll-free number 877-469-5297 today. Our labor & employment law attorneys serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island and throughout the state of New York. We also represent employees labor & employment law cases in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Washington D.C.