Unfortunately in many workplaces, discrimination still exists. While most employers may not make overt comments anymore about your race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or pregnancy, you can still suffer professionally in many ways.
At Firestone & Breud, P.L.L.C., in Commack, New York, employment lawyer Albert Breud represents employees in Suffolk County and across Long Island who face discrimination and its effects. We can recognize discrimination and take action in state or federal court to protect you.
Holding Employers Accountable And Protecting Your Rights
If you think you are the victim of discrimination, retaliation or wrongful termination, it is important to act quickly. For example, if you work for the state, municipality or other state entity in New York, you have to file a notice that you will file a claim within 90 days or risk losing your ability to do so. Mr. Breud can correctly guide you through the procedural steps to preserve your legal right to seek justice.
Since workplace retaliation and discrimination happens in a much more covert fashion in many workplaces, it is important to know the signs:
- Reduction in pay or hours compared to similarly situated employees for an "infraction" where the other employee did not receive similar discipline
- Being passed over for a promotion you are qualified for when someone with less qualifications received it
- Being laid off while similarly situated employees are not
- Being given tasks that are not a part of your job description when other employees are not
- Being denied vacation or Family and Medical Leave Act time when similar employees receive it
You may not even be the direct victim of discrimination to have a claim. If your employer retaliated against you or wrongfully terminated you for reporting discrimination to human resources or a government agency on behalf of someone else, you may also have a case. As your attorney, Mr. Breud will work diligently to gather evidence that establishes a pattern of discriminatory and retaliatory actions.
Protecting Employers From Unfounded Accusations
As an experienced employment litigator, Mr. Breud knows that sometimes employers are subject to unfair allegations of discrimination and retaliation. He has effectively defended small- and medium-sized businesses across many different industries from potentially financially ruinous litigation in trial and alternative dispute resolution. He can put our firm's resources, knowledge and skills to work for you and your business.
Contact Our Firm Today To Get Help
As a small firm, you will benefit from working directly with an experienced trial lawyer, who will keep you up to date on your case and give you the information you need to make decisions that protect your interests. To schedule a consultation, contact our Commack office today, either via email or by calling 631-410-6790.