Category Archives: Employment Law

Reporting Sexual Harassment in New York: The Value of Speaking Up

All too often the decision to report a workplace violation and seek the help of a New York City sexual harassment attorney is fraught with fear and shame. Too many women in the workplace are silently accepting unacceptable behavior out of fear of retaliation and public shaming. As a result, sexual harassment in the workplace… Read more »

Tips for Preserving Your Legal Claim of Sexual Harassment

The steps you take after you experience sexual harassment in the workplace can affect your legal claim. Protect yourself from further discrimination and preserve your rights by: Being clear about rejecting sexual advances — One of the key elements in a sexual harassment claim is that advances are unwelcome. Ambiguity about your disapproval of the… Read more »

Filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in New York City – When You’re Not the Target of Harassment

The New York Employment Law Blog When you normally think of sexual harassment, you usually don’t think of the bystanders. While most of the New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania cases our sexual harassment attorneys handle involves the direct targets of employment sexual harassment, assault, or discrimination, we want you to know that there are… Read more »

Do I Have a Sexual Harassment Case in New York City?

More than 3,602,600 people are employed in the private sector in New York City. While the job market continues to pick up across NYC, so do reports of employment law violations. Our lawyers consult with potential workplace sexual harassment victims every day, learning the details of their claims. Our attorneys’ aim is to help those… Read more »

Alleged New York City Sexual Harassment Victim Set to Take Psych Evaluation

After publishing her erotic novel, attorney Deidre Clark alleged she suffered sexual harassment and discrimination from her employers at the prominent law firm Allen & Overy. Clark is claiming emotional distress as part of her New York City lawsuit – and her ex-employers have ordered a psychological evaluation of Clark to disprove the claims. Clark… Read more »

Harvard University Bans Relationships Between Professors and Students in Effort to Reduce Sexual Harassment Complaints

As the Obama administration investigated dozens of cases of sexual assault at various colleges across the country, Harvard University adopted a ban on romantic relationships between professors and undergraduate students. Many educational institutions, including New York City’s Columbia University, have come under fire in the past year amidst accusations of mishandling claims involving campus sexual… Read more »

Life After NYC Sexual Harassment: How You Can Cope

After you have endured sexual harassment at your NYC workplace, you may feel like your self-esteem has taken a hit, your career is ruined, and your life is overwhelming. At the Derek Smith Law Group, we understand the emotional and financial fallout from a sexual harassment case can be difficult. Our attorneys hope to point… Read more »

New York City Sexual Harassment Case: Longshoreman vs. Former Male Boss

A longshoreman at the Red Hook Pier filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court against his former boss amidst claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct. In addition to suing his ex-boss, Sabato Catucci, the Plaintiff, Michael Sabella, filed suit against his union president Louis Pernice, who heads the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1814…. Read more »

What Constitutes Discrimination During a Job Interview?

One of the most common ways that employment discrimination lawsuits arise is by discrimination that happens within the setting of a job interview. There are certain questions or types of treatment that you might encounter during an interview that could be considered discriminatory. First, be on the lookout for discriminatory questions during an interview. Any types of… Read more »

Effects of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers or job candidates based on their age. The act applies to anyone who is at least 40 years of age and to all employers that run companies with at least 20 employees. While individual… Read more »

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