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
More than 30 female employees at Ford plants in Illinois filed a class action sexual harassment lawsuit in November 2014 claiming they were victims of unwanted touching, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, male colleagues showing them pictures of their genitals and even one attempted rape. FORD is now moving to have the federal class action lawsuit dismiss on several legal counts mainly that FORD can't be held liable for sexual harassment outside of that which was committed by managers as stated in the 472 page document submitted to the court. The female employees claim that the hostile environment that exsist at the plants have been business as usual since the 1980'sFull story at nwitimes.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 Attorneys fighting harassment and employment discrimination .
When you have been the victim of unfair practices at work, you may not know where to turn. Your New York City place of employment was supposed to be a safe work environment – but now your employee rights have been violated. People might say that you cannot afford to hire a New York City employment attorney. You might fear retaliation or embarrassment from your employer. The New York City employment attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Our entire employment law firm is here to help.
New York City Sexual Harassment Attorneys protecting your rights as an employee.
The Employment Attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC focus on sexual harassment and employment discrimination law in New York City. Most of our employment law legal cases involve claims and lawsuits that seek damages for sexual harassment, gender 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 sexual harassment lawyer. Our New York City employment 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 in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania is always free.
New York City attorney Derek T. Smith is rated by Newsweek as a top Employment Law Attorney in NYC as well as a Top Rated Lawyer by SuperLawyers, a distinction given only to the top 5% of attorneys in the nation. Attorney Smith 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!
New York City Employment Discrimination Attorneys
We take employment discrimination violations personally. The employment discrimination attorneys at the employment law firm of the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC are most often able to resolve employment discrimination disputes through mediation and negotiation, and if necessary litigation in New York state and U.S. federal courts. If you were or are being discriminated against on the job due to your gender, age, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or because you are pregnant, our New York City employment discrimination attorneys with a proven track record of settlement and jury trial success, will help you recover full and fair compensation for your employment discrimination or sexual harassment suit. This area of New York law can be complex and daunting. A skilled and dedicated New York employment law attorney with hundreds of employment discrimination case wins to his credit is a powerful asset that will help you win your New York workplace discrimination case.
New York City Sexual Harassment Laws: Know your rights as an employee
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 New York City 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 employment law firm handles claims of retaliation, wrongful termination, EEOC claims and more. At the Derek T. Smith Law Group, we believe in maintaining fair and respectful work environments in which everyone has the same rights and privileges. We know the laws and will defend your legal rights in court at no charge to you.
A demonstrated track record fighting employment discrimination and sexual harassment in NYC
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our top labor & employment attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC, please call us today at 877-4NYLAWS (877-469-5297), or contact our employment attorneys online by filling out the contact form at the top right of this page. Our main office is located in NEW YORK CITY, in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district and we also have offices in NEW JERSEY and PENNSYLVANIA. We can evaluate your NYC sexual harassment or employment discrimination case and let you know if you have a claim worth pursuing.