Employment discrimination attorneys, like the ones at Leeds Brown Law, P.C. representing clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, understand that it is crucial to speak to someone with experience when you begin to sense trouble brewing at your job. Perhaps you are suddenly feeling shut out of important meetings. Maybe your work is slowly being reassigned to other employees. Maybe you are receiving unjustified negative feedback from your superior.
Whatever is happening, you can just feel it. Something bad is coming. Consult a lawyer before it hits. It may be the best way to protect your rights down the road.
Losing a job is something that many workers in America experience. Most of these people believe that there is nothing to be done about it and often this is true. But there are occasions when the decision to fire a worker is unlawful because it is discriminatory. When this happens, you may have recourse. You may be able to file an administrative claim or a civil lawsuit against your employer and recover monetary damages.
Consulting with an employment discrimination attorney after you lose your job is a good idea. Consulting with someone before you lose your job is a better one. Contacting Leeds Brown when you first sense trouble, may help ensure that your rights receive adequate protection every step of the way.
Leeds Brown is a full service employment law firm with an excellent reputation for zealously representing clients in the New York City metropolitan area. Our dedicated team of legal professionals has spent decades assisting workers to pursue all available legal remedies when they are victims of employment discrimination. If we can help you, contact our office at 1-800-585-4658 for a free case evaluation.
Understanding the Laws – Most workers assume that because New York is an “employment at will” state, they have no rights and that no laws protect them. But we know this is not accurate. If you have an employment contract, for instance, perhaps your employer has violated its terms, and you have rights to enforce under the contract.
Even if you have no contract, an employer may not fire you for ANY reason whatsoever or treat you any way it pleases. For example, an employer may never fire you for a discriminatory reason or harass you because of a protected characteristic. How do you know if something is discriminatory? How do you know who to hold responsible? You may not. But Leeds Brown can help you figure it out. We can explain what it means to be in a protected class and assist in determining if your employer is acting or has acted in an unlawful way. Your company may be responsible for the actions of coworkers or even customers.
Various laws protect employees from discrimination on the federal, state and city levels. Employment discrimination lawyers at Leeds Brown have a thorough understanding of them all as well as the ability to patiently and clearly explain their complexities to clients.
Preserving Detailed Evidence – Consulting with attorneys before you lose your job may also help you to build a strong case. Attorneys can provide guidance on what to record, what to save, and things to be on the lookout for that may come in handy down the road. Lawyers can also help ensure that you follow any company policies in place that require you to follow certain protocol or chain of command when it comes to complaining about discrimination or sexual harassment in particular. Failure to follow policy may hinder your ability to file a claim later on.
We know what it takes to build and prove a discrimination case and can help you preserve the evidence needed to work toward that goal.
Negotiating – If you think you may be the victim of discrimination or near the end of your employment, it may help to have attorneys negotiating with your employer on your behalf. For instance, if you think you are being squeezed out of your job because of your age, rather than file an age discrimination claim, you may want to negotiate a severance package. The same goes for any discrimination you may be experiencing. Who do you think your employer will respond to you or the tenacious employment discrimination lawyer fighting for your rights?
Deadlines – The world of employment law is fraught with complexities and proceeding with a claim requires consideration of a wide variety of factors both substantive and administrative. Under what law does your case fall? Federal or state? Do you file with an agency? Can you file directly with acourt? Which court? Is there a deadline? When did it start? Is there still time?
Perhaps this is where attorneys may be especially useful. Leave it to those who practice employment law every day to understand the nuances of when, where, and how to file a discrimination claim. We know how the various agencies work and what laws offer the most monetary compensation or a better chance of success.
At Leeds Brown, our lawyers can help formulate a sensible course of action to follow when it comes to your case. We take a collaborative approach with our clients to uncover the options and pick the one that can lead to a successful outcome that is consistent with your goals. Whether the goal is keeping a job, negotiating a settlement, or going to trial, don’t let missed deadlines or procedural problems interfere with your chances to succeed.
If you are thinking about contacting employment discrimination lawyers in New York, Leeds Brown has someone in our office to take your call 24/7. We know that life demands flexibility and so are here for our clients whenever they need us.
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