New York City employees are taken advantage of by their employers daily. Employees or potential employees may experience illegal sexual harassment or discrimination, or they may not receive the full wages they are owed. In other cases, employees discover they’re being laid off for discriminatory reasons.
Whatever employment challenge you’re facing, you aren’t alone. Lipsky Lowe LLP, with offices in New York City, represents clients in New York and New Jersey in a wide range of employment law matters, from hiring and employment agreements to termination and separation agreements and beyond.
Our experienced employment attorneys provide employment advice and counsel, training, investigations, and litigation services. Whether you’re facing employment discrimination, sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, whistleblower retaliation, breach of contract, or you’ve been underpaid, we are here to fight for your rights. In addition to representing individual employees, Lipsky Lowe has extensive experience litigating class actions and multi-plaintiff suits.
Providing Client-Guided, Experienced Legal Counsel
At Lipsky Lowe, we have one goal when we represent clients in employment matters: doing what is best for our clients. Taking formal legal action should be the last recourse to address injustice in the workplace. The process of pursuing a lawsuit takes time, energy, and expense and can be stressful.
This is exactly why our employment law attorneys carefully consider each step. We work with our clients to help them make informed decisions as to whether to file a case, reach an out-of-court settlement, or go to trial.
What Should I Expect at My Case Evaluation?
When you contact Lipsky Lowe, you will speak with one of our New York City employment attorneys. After your initial consultation, we may recommend meeting with you in person for a case evaluation.
In either event, we will listen to your goals and needs and thoroughly evaluate the merits of your case. While an evaluation does not guarantee that we will either take your case or that we will decide to litigate, it will provide you with experienced legal advice. We will help you understand your options and next steps. After the case evaluation, you will better understand your rights, whether you have a case, whether it is worth spending time and money pursuing your rights, and what your employer’s rights are.
Pursuing Justice for Survivors of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Under local and federal law, it’s illegal to harass an employee or job applicant due to gender identification or sexual orientation. Being sexually harassed at work can be an extremely stressful and traumatizing experience.
Victims may feel reluctant to come forward because they are afraid of being fired. Lipsky Lowe has extensive experience representing clients who’ve survived sexual harassment in the workplace. New York State and New York City Human Rights Law apply to all employers, regardless of how many employees there are, and allow you to pursue litigation without first making an administrative complaint.
Holding Employers Accountable for Discrimination
Unlawful workplace discrimination occurs when an employer makes an adverse employment decision based on an employee’s protected characteristics. An adverse employment decision can include being denied a job, denied guaranteed bonuses, or passed over for a promotion. Being fired is also considered an adverse employment decision.
The NYC employment attorneys at Lipsky Lowe work with employers and employees to prevent and remedy workplace discrimination. According to New York State, New York City and New Jersey laws, employers cannot discriminate against employees or future employees based on the following characteristics:
- Race, skin color, or national origin
- Gender, gender identity, and transgender status
- Sexual orientation
- Military service
- Genetic information
- Caregiver status (being a parent)
If you’ve been discriminated against based on one of the above characteristics, you may have a valid claim for compensation and will benefit from speaking to an experienced attorney.
Fighting for the Rights of Disabled Employees in New York City
Employees with disabilities have a right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and leaves of absence. Suppose you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation, such as a more flexible schedule, a chair, or more frequent breaks due to your medical condition; in that case, your employer must make reasonable accommodations unless doing so would cause undue hardship. The attorneys at Lipsky Lowe are prepared to help you understand and pursue your rights as a disabled employee.
New York City Workplace Retaliation Attorneys
The attorneys at Lipsky Lowe have broad experience litigating workplace retaliation cases in New York and New Jersey. It’s illegal for employers to take adverse employment action against employees because the employee has engaged in a protected activity. Protected activities include filing a complaint or objecting to workplace discrimination, harassment, or believing your company is engaged in other unlawful conduct.
Have You Been Underpaid By Your Employer? We Can Help
As an employee, you have the right to be paid for all the hours you’ve worked. Employers are also required to pay for all of an employee’s tips. If you know or suspect your employer hasn’t been paying for all of the hours you have worked, including your overtime hours, Lipsky Lowe is here to help. We have an in-depth knowledge of local and federal wage and hour laws. During your initial consultation, we can help you understand whether you’re entitled to unpaid compensation. You may be entitled to compensation in addition to your unpaid wages.
Providing Experienced Legal Counsel for NYC Employers
With over 40 years of experience representing management, we advise employers on changes in the law, employment disputes, terminations, and reductions in force. We draft employment policies and handbooks, employment contracts, and executive compensation agreements. We also train employees and management, advise on employer and employee rights, conduct investigations, and represent employers in litigation.
Schedule a Complimentary Case Evaluation with a NYC Employment Attorney
At Lipsky Lowe, we understand your fears about losing your job and damage to your reputation. We will address your concerns by providing you with effective and compassionate legal representation. Don’t hesitate to contact Lipsky Lowe to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation.