If you believe your New Rochelle employer subjected you to illegal or unfair discrimination practices, Morelli Law Firm wants to discuss your options with you. You may be able to recover compensation for lost pay or benefits, missed opportunities for advancement, and the stress this caused you.
You may have the right to file a claim against your Westchester County employer and hold them responsible for employment discrimination. Contact our firm today to explore your case and go over your options for free. A New Rochelle employment discrimination lawyer is here to help you protect your rights.
Morelli Law Firm Represents Workers in Employment Discrimination Cases
You and other workers should feel safe and accepted in the workplace each day. However, this is not always the case. For this reason, Morelli Law Firm handles all types of civil litigation cases involving employment discrimination and other unfair labor practices. This includes:
Race, Color, or National Origin Discrimination
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits a company from refusing to employ someone based on their race, color, or national origin. Furthermore, a company is not allowed to limit, segregate, or classify employees in a way that would deprive them of employment opportunities because of these factors.
Under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, employers may not discriminate based on sex. Companies must employ and pay all employees equally for performing the same work. This includes hiring, firing, promoting, job classification, benefits, and training opportunities. All people of both genders must have equal opportunities in all areas of employment.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 protects employees over the age of 40 from being discriminated against in the workplace. Companies may not refuse to hire, offer different compensation, segregate, or classify an employee based on their age.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Title I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals due to a disability. Employers may not deny benefits, aid, or opportunities for advancement based on these qualities. In addition, they may not impose eligibility criteria that automatically exclude those with disabilities.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits companies from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on their religion. An employer may not harass a worker or deny employment opportunities based on their church affiliation, cultural traits, group perception, or association.
If you believe you were the victim of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or religious affiliation, you may be able to sue your employer and pursue compensation for your damages.
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We Can Help You with Employer Retaliation
Another form of employment discrimination is employer retaliation. This occurs when an employer retaliates against an employee, sometimes because they filed another type of employment complaint or discrimination claim. Examples of retaliation could include:
- Changing an employee’s job assignments
- Changing their benefits
- Denying a promotion
- Harassing the employee
- Demoting the employee
- Terminating their job
While retaliation may not fit into a classic discrimination scenario for many people, it is a form of employer bias that can lead to harmful action against the employee. If your employer unfairly and illegally retaliated against something you did or said, they may have violated discrimination laws. You may be able to hold them responsible.
We work with clients in employment law cases that include:
- Unfair labor claims
- Harassment claims
- Discrimination claims
- Penalties for joining a union
- Refusal of due benefits
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What Are the Outcomes of Retaliation or Discrimination?
Sometimes it can be challenging to recognize when you are the victim of employment discrimination. It can lead to many different issues at work. We represent clients who suffered discriminatory acts and endured:
- Wrongful termination
- Unfair labor practices
- Unequal pay
- Defamation of character
- Denial of employment
If you have questions about whether you may have been the victim of employment discrimination in New Rochelle, or if you live in Westchester County, but your employer is in the City, let us know. We will discuss your case with you for free and explain your rights. We can generally discover if retaliation or discrimination occurred during this initial consultation.
We also help clients whose employers misclassified them as contract employees or as exempt employees. We can determine if this happened to you. If so, we may be able to recover compensation for you that includes:
- Lost pay
- Insurance coverage
- Retirement benefits
- Other income and benefits
Employers may misclassify workers to avoid paying for health insurance, offering retirement and other benefits, paying overtime, and pinching pennies in other ways. This is not just about protecting the company’s bottom line; this is illegal.
If you believe your employer has misclassified and underpaid you, we are here to discuss your options. We may be able to document your misclassification and take action on your behalf.
Let Morelli Law Firm Handle Your Employment Discrimination Claim
If you decide to move forward with your employment discrimination claim, we encourage you to connect with our team as soon as possible. You do not want to begin this process without representation. This will allow you to avoid legal traps, at-work intimidation, and common mistakes with these types of claims.
We can help you from beginning to end, serving as an advocate for you if you are still in the workplace and representing you in your claim, as well. Morelli Law Firm offers a free case review where you can ask questions and discuss your case. Our attorneys can consult with you on your situation and help you decide what options are available to you.
We will also help you with your case in the following ways:
Investigate Your Claim
Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into your claim. We can look at documents, speak with witnesses, explore any past instances of employer discrimination, and review all possible reasons why you were denied employment opportunities.
Engage with All Involved Parties on Your Behalf
Once you file an employment discrimination case, you may need to limit contact with your employer or be very careful about what you say and do. Our law firm can engage with all relevant parties, lawyers, agencies, and witnesses on your behalf. We advocate for you to help you win your case.
Negotiate a Settlement with Your Employer
We often attempt to work out a settlement with the employer or their insurance company. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve based on your damages. We work to get you a favorable outcome, including the promotion, missed income, or other benefits according to your particular situation.
File a Lawsuit
If your employer denies wrongdoing or refuses to settle, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to court. We can represent you as we present your case before a judge or jury.
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Connect with a New Rochelle Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Workplace discrimination is never acceptable under any circumstances. At Morelli Law Firm, we believe those who practice discrimination should be held accountable for their actions. Our team is dedicated to protecting workers’ rights. We may be able to help you recover damages and hold your employer responsible for their illegal actions.
To learn more about how we help workers pursue these claims, call (212) 751-9800 for a free consultation.