You and others should feel safe and accepted in the workplace each day. However, you may have recently been subjected to illegal or unfair discrimination practices by your employer. As a result, you may have lost pay or benefits, missed out on opportunities for advancement, or experienced a significant amount of stress.
If so, you have the right to file a claim against your employer and pursue compensation for employment discrimination. Morelli Law Firm handles all types of civil litigation cases involving employment discrimination and other unfair labor practices. Contact our law firm today to explore your case and go over your options. A New Rochelle employment discrimination lawyer is here to help you protect your rights.
Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case assessment with a member of our team.
Employment Discrimination Cases We Handle
Our law firm handles a variety of employment discrimination and unfair labor cases including:
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.
Under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, employers may not discriminate on the basis of sex. Companies must employ and pay all employees equally for performing the same work. This includes hiring, firing, promoting, job classification, benefits, or training opportunities. All people or 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 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 of qualified individuals due to a disability. Employers may not deny benefits, aid, or opportunities for advancement. In addition, they may not impose eligibility criteria that automatically excludes those with disabilities.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits companies from discriminating against job applicants or employees on the basis of their religion. An employer may not harass or deny someone employment opportunities based on their affiliation, cultural traits, group perception, or association.
If you are the victim of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or religious affiliation, then you can sue the company and pursue compensation for your damages. Contact Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case evaluation.
Another form of employment discrimination is employer retaliation. This occurs when an employer retaliates against an employee for a variety of actions. Employers may change an employee’s job assignments, change their benefits, deny a promotion, or harass the employee. In addition, they may demote the employee or terminate their job.
While this does not fit into a classic discrimination scenario for most people, it is a form of employer bias that can often lead to harmful action against the employee. If you have been treated unfairly due to employer retaliation, then your employer may be in violation of discrimination laws.
We work with clients in employment discrimination cases that include:
- Unfair labor claims
- Harassment claims
- Discrimination claims
- Penalties for joining a union
- Refusal of due benefits
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Types of Discrimination That You Can Claim
Employment discrimination can happen in different ways. We represent clients who have been discriminated against in any number of situations such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Unfair labor practices
- Unequal pay
- Defamation of character
- Denial of employment
If you are a bonafide employee but have been misclassified as a contract employee by your employer, you may be able to receive compensation for lost pay, insurance, retirement, and other types of benefits. Our law firm can help you if you have missed out on minimum wage, health benefit plans, or other benefits due to misclassification.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You with Your Claim
If you decide to move forward with your employment discrimination claim, you may be wondering what to do next. To avoid legal traps, intimidation, or common mistakes with these types of claims, you may want to connect with a New Rochelle employment discrimination lawyer.
Morelli Law Firm offers a free case review where you can ask questions and discuss your case. Our attorneys can consult you on your situation and help you decide what options are available. We can 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, or review all possible reasons why you were denied employment opportunities.
Engage With All Parties on Your Behalf
Once you file an employment discrimination case, you may want to limit contact with your employer. Doing so may incriminate you. 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 the Employer
We attempt to work out a settlement with the employer or their insurance company. Our goal is to get you the compensation based on your damages. We work to get you a favorable outcome according to your particular situation.
File a Lawsuit
We may first attempt to work out a pre-trial settlement. However, if your claim is denied or the employer does not wish to settle, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. We can represent you as we present your case before a judge or jury.
Connect With a New Rochelle Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Discrimination is never acceptable under any circumstances. Those who practice discrimination should be held accountable for their actions. At Morelli Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you win your case. To find out more about our legal services, call (212) 751-9800 for a free consultation.