NYC Employment Law Blog
NY Discrimination Lawyer Derek Smith Wins $4M Verdict Against New York Presbyterian Hospital
NYC discrimination lawyer Derek Smith obtained a $4 million jury verdict in a Disability Discrimination Lawsiut filed on behalf of Rebecca Serdans, an ICU nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Rebecca Serdans is being called a hero for first being able to work as a nurse with Dystonia and deep brain stimulation and second for having the strength to stand up for her legal rights in this 7 year lawsuit. Serdans was constantly exposed to EMI despite her repeated attempts to have her employer provide “reasonable accommodations” for her – which is required by disability law in New York and across the country.Read More...
Sexual Harassment News
ALBANY, N.Y. - a former mechanic for the "CDTA" Capital District Transportation Authority filed a federal sexual harassment lawsuit on Feb. 5th. Kevin Hoit's lawsuit alleging his co-workers held him down and pressed their genitals into his head while another supervisor also allegedly photographed the incident which took place two years ago as part of a CDTA hazing ritual that took place on his last day at work for the CDTA. At least one of the CDTA workers involved in the incident had a history of sexual harassment complaints.Full story at timesunion.com...
New York City Sexual Harassment Attorneys
New York City Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination Lawyers
- $4.025 Million Jury Verdict Awarded in Employment Discrimination Case
- $2.5 million jury verdict awarded to sexual harassment victim
- Largest NY Verdict In Employment Law for 2012.
Labor & Employment law lawyers fighting harassment and discrimination in NYC.
When you have been the victim of unfair practices at work, you may not know where to turn. Your New York City workplace was supposed to be a safe place – but now your rights have been violated. People might say that you cannot afford to hire a sexual harassment lawyer in NYC. You might fear retaliation or embarrassment. The attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Our law firm is here to help.
Sexual Harassment Lawyers in New York City
The attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC focus on sexual harassment and employment discrimination law in New York City. Most of our legal cases involve claims and lawsuits that seek damages for sexual harassment, discrimination, and hostile work environment. Our employment law attorneys not only have a wealth of knowledge regarding New York City, 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 lawyer. Our 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 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 is always free.
Attorney Derek T. Smith is rated by Newsweek as a top lawyer as well as a Top Rated Lawyer by SuperLawyers, a distinction given only to the top 5% of attorneys. He 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.
NYC workplace discrimination Lawyer
We take discrimination violations personally. The employment law lawyers at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC are most often able to resolve discrimination disputes through mediation and negotiation, and if necessary litigation in NY courts. If you were or are being discriminated against due to your gender, age, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or because you are pregnant, Derek Smith Law Group’s proven track record will help you recover full and fair compensation for you discrimination or harassment suit. This area of New York law can be complex and daunting. A skilled and dedicated attorney is a powerful asset that helps you win your discrimination case in New York.
New York City Sexual Harassment Laws
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 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.
In addition, our law firm handle claims of retaliation, wrongful termination, EEOC claims and more. At the Derek Smith Law Group, we believe in maintaining fair and respectful work environments in which everyone has the same rights and privileges.
A demonstrated track record fighting employment discrimination and sexual harassment in NYC
To schedule a free initial consultation with an labor & employment attorney at the Derek Smith Law Group, please call us today at 877-4NYLAWS (877-469-5297), or contact us online. Our office is located in New York City, in the heart of the financial district. We can evaluate your NYC sexual harassment or employment discrimination case and let you know if you have a claim worth pursuing.