Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment
Workplace discrimination may occur when an employee suffers unfavorable or unfair treatment due to his or her age, race, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled or veteran status, pregnancy status or other legally protected characteristics. This group could also include employees who suffer reprisals or a hostile work environment for opposing workplace discrimination, speaking out against workplace discrimination, or for reporting violations to the authorities, otherwise called “retaliation.” Lax & Neville LLP represents professionals when: discrimination adversely affects an individual’s employment; unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance; or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. We understand that you have the right, as an employee in the United States, to work in an environment free of harassment and discrimination. At Lax & Neville, our employment attorneys have the experience and ability to ensure that all of your rights are protected.
Federal and state laws, including New York State and New York City laws, prohibit employment discrimination in a number of work-related areas, including:
- Recruiting, hiring, and training practices
- Job evaluations and promotion policies
- Compensation, salary, and bonuses
- Disciplinary actions
- Sexual harassment involving sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
- Whistleblower litigation (Qui Tam Actions and Dodd Frank)
- Discrimination regarding a professional’s characteristics, such as age, race, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled or veteran status, pregnancy status or other legally protected characteristics
Our attorneys are highly experienced and knowledgeable about employment and discrimination law. Lax & Neville LLP has been successful in handling many employment discrimination claims nationwide in arbitration and in court involving pregnancy, age, sex and HIV discrimination on behalf of investment bankers, traders, brokers, managers, administrative and executive assistants and other professionals in the financial services industry. Our experienced attorneys have also successfully prosecuted employment discrimination claims for employees in various other industries, including the hospitality industry. Besides representing employees, we also represent employers that have been accused of discrimination in the workplace.
Our attorneys represent clients in submitting complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and responding to such complaints. We also negotiate a favorable resolution to employment discrimination disputes, or fight to secure your interests in litigation, when appropriate.
If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination and require legal assistance with a workplace discrimination and hostile work environment related claim, please contact the attorneys of Lax & Neville LLP for a free initial consultation. Our firm is located on the corner of 41st Street & Broadway, New York, NY.