Employment Discrimination

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:

  • Disabilities
  • Age
  • 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.

Why People Choose 
Hamilton Clarke, LLP

 Our Clients Come First
  • State & Federal Cases

    We Handle Both State & Federal Cases and Are Not Afraid to Take a Case to Trial

  • Five Decades of Experience

    Our High-Level Trial Attorneys Bring Over 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Proven Track Record

    We Have Successfully Handled Over 10,000 Cases

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    Being Accessible to Meet Our Clients' Needs is Important to Us

  • Our Firm Cares

    Focused on Building Personalized Relationship with Every Client

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  • Lance has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps.

    “Lance's powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective.”

    - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged.

    “Phil's experience in the field is so evident - from his amazing ability to mitigate stressful situations to his always A+ elegant appearance.”

    - Former Client
  • I commend Mr. Clarke for consistently raising the bar.

    “Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar.”

    - Federal Prosecutor
  • Thanks to Phil, I can hold my head high, and continue with my life in freedom.

    “Phillip Hamilton saved my life. He represented me in a highly publicized national case. I was vilified by the media. I was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.”

    - Former Client
  • A trusted friend recommended that I call Lance Clarke after my arrest.

    “As soon as I entered the courtroom, I could tell that Mr. Clarke was highly respected by the prosecution and courtroom staff alike. I knew then that he was the right pick.”

    - Former Client

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