Employment Discrimination Attorneys in New York City
Committed to Fighting for Your Rights
Federal and state laws protect New York employees against discrimination
based on certain characteristics, including national origin, race, sex,
religion, and color. If you believe you were discriminated against in
the workplace or wrongfully terminated due to discrimination, you should
not hesitate to retain skilled legal counsel. At Hamilton Clarke, LLP
in New York City, our employment discrimination attorneys are backed by
more than 50 years of combined experience, which we will use to your advantage.
Call our law office today at
(646) 603-0522 to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to
learn more about your rights and how we can help you.
Protecting You Against Employment Discrimination
When it comes to racial discrimination, there are two essential federal
laws that protect employees – Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights
Act and 42 U.S.C. 1981. Although these two statutes are similar, they
have their own unique distinctions that keep them separate. If you have
a case that involves a disparate claim, you would pursue legal action
under Title VII instead of Section 1981.
Here is what you need to know about Section 1981:
- An EEOC charge does not have to be filed when pursuing a discrimination
case under Section 1981
- It has a longer statute of limitations than Title VII
- Damages are not capped under Section 1981
- Section 1981 only applies to race discrimination and Title VII protects
more classes of people
Regardless of the type of case you have, you can rely on our legal team
to work tirelessly on your behalf to secure the best possible outcome
for your case.
Other employment discrimination matters we handle include cases that involve:
- Marital status
- National origin
- Genetic characteristics
- Gender identity
- Political activities
- Familial status
- Military status
- Sexual orientation
- Domestic violence victim status
Many cities also have their own laws that provide additional protections.
For example, in New York City, it is illegal for employers to discriminate
based on a person’s credit history. Moreover, the New York City
Human Rights Law was also recently amended to make it clear that independent
contractors have the same anti-discrimination protections as other employees.
It is one of the most extensive workplace anti-discrimination laws in
the United States.
Were You Wrongfully Terminated? Call Our Law Office in New York City Today!
If you were wrongfully terminated based on discrimination, you should hire
an experienced attorney to handle your case and protect your rights as
an employee. At Hamilton Clarke, LLP in New York City, our team is dedicated
to providing exceptional representation, so you can rest assured your
case is in good hands with us.
Reach out to our law firm today at (646) 603-0522 to schedule a consultation
with one of our attorneys to get started on your employment discrimination
case and find out more about your rights.