Are You Facing Workplace Discrimination?

Have you been fired? Had your hours been limited? Has your employer failed to make accommodations for your disability?

Employees have protections for a reason. Discrimination against others based on sex, race, ability and other is wrong. At Summers & Schneider, P.C., we are committed to defending citizens in New York and New Jersey from unfair employment and workplace practices.

A successful employment discrimination case may result in damages for lost wages, punitive damages, responsibility for attorneys' fees and compensation for lost benefits like health or dental insurance. Our practice has successfully obtained settlements for workers in Manhattan, Long Island and New Jersey.

What Makes Employment Discrimination Cases Complicated?

Anti-discrimination regulations exist at all levels of government, and the list of protected classes can be increasingly long with different or compounding consequences. While federal standards protect certain classes, states and local governments may protect additional groups.

Employers may not discriminate based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain disabilities
  • Age

New York specifically prohibits discrimination based upon:

  • Marital and family status
  • Prior criminal accusations
  • Political activity
  • Use of legal substances when not at work

You have protections so that discrimination does not happen. You want an attorney to be on your side when those rights are violated. Our lawyers can help you determine if you have a viable suit and assist you when deciding what level of case — federal, state or local — is the appropriate means for recourse.

Take Your Next Steps Today

Your employment rights are important. We can help you achieve favorable outcomes and rectify your injustice.

Call our offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York today at 212-257-0522.