New York Employee Rights
New York Employment Law Attorneys Helping Employees Fight for Their Rights
Employees in New York have critically important legal rights that protect them against discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other unlawful actions in the workplace. As it can be difficult to know when the behavior of an employer, co-worker, or another party violates the law, you should never hesitate to speak to an experienced New York employee rights attorney about your situation. At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, our dedicated employment lawyers are prepared to conduct a fully confidential, comprehensive assessment of your case. We will help you decide what steps you need to take to get justice.
Understanding New York Employee Rights
If you work in New York, you have certain rights as an employee under both New York state and federal law. You are entitled to certain wages, and you are entitled to be paid in a timely fashion. You are also protected by numerous laws concerning family leave and disability leave, such as the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If your employer violates these regulations, they can be held responsible.
In addition, there are many federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against an employee in the New York workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL).
If you have faced any kind of discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, you need to take immediate action. Employment law claims often have strict filing deadlines, after which you may lose your right to pursue your claim. You should speak to an experienced New York employee rights attorney. At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, we represent employees throughout New York.
Facing Discrimination in Your New York Workplace
The New York State Human Rights Law prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for any of the following reasons:
● Sexual orientation;
● National origin;
● Marital status;
● Military status;
● Domestic violence victim status;
● Criminal or arrest record; and
● Predisposing genetic characteristics.
New York employers cannot take adverse action against a worker or treat a worker differently because of an unlawful, discriminatory reason, such as those listed above. Adverse actions include denial of promotion, failure to hire, termination, reduced pay, disciplinary action, negative performance review, harassment, and much more.
In addition to the protections under NYSHRL, there are also many federal laws that protect employees against similar forms of discrimination, and retaliation for complaints of the same. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against employees because of their age (if they are 40 or older), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and other protected classifications.
New York Employment Lawyers Serving Employees With Legal Issues
Our firm has experience handling many different types of legal issues for New York employees, including but not limited to:
● Sexual harassment;
● Whistleblower rights;
● Failure to pay minimum wage;
● Failure to pay overtime;
● Employment contract disputes;
● Benefits and compensation packages;
● Family medical leave violations;
● Employment discrimination based upon any protected trait;
● Retaliation; and
● A variety of other legal issues impacting employees in the New York workplace.
Contact a New York Employee Rights Attorney
Do you have questions about employee rights or about filing a claim? A dedicated employee rights attorney in New York can speak with you today. If you are a worker in New York, and you believe that your rights were violated, please do not hesitate to contact the legal team at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC online or by calling 917-779-8250 to get started on your case.