Employment Discrimination

Federal, state, and local laws protect New York employees against discrimination based on certain characteristics, including national origin, religion, race and color, gender and sexual orientation. 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 and success, which we will use to your advantage. 

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.

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
  • Section 1981 has a longer statute of limitations than Title VII
  • Damages are not capped under Section 1981
  • Section 1981 only applies to race discrimination while Title VII protects
  • Against religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and more.

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.

We handle all manner of employment discrimination matters, including cases that involve discrimination based on:

  • 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 and the New York City Human Rights Law makes 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.

Understanding Your Rights as an Employee

As an employee, it's important to understand your rights and protections under state and federal employment laws. Our team of experienced employment discrimination attorneys at Hamilton Clarke, LLP is dedicated to ensuring that your rights are upheld and protected in the workplace. Whether you have been a victim of discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, we are here to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need.

Key aspects of employment law that you should be aware of include:

  • Anti-discrimination laws
  • Family and medical leave rights
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Whistleblower protections
  • Employment contracts and agreements

It's important to know that you have legal recourse if your rights have been violated in the workplace. Contact our law office in New York City today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help protect your rights as an employee.

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.