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Ideally, the workplace should be a fair and open-minded environment where all employees, regardless of their differences, can work together in peace. Unfortunately, we know that this is not always the case.

If you have been unfairly treated because of your race, gender, religion, or other protected characteristic, our discrimination lawyers in New York City can help you. We can work with you to obtain justice and seek financial compensation for your hardships. Levine & Blit, PLLC has helped countless employees uphold their rights.

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Businesses and corporations have the funds to hire powerful lawyers to represent them in employment-related battles. You may feel bullied into accepting a lesser settlement or just walking away. Don’t be intimidated.

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing employees and fighting the tactics of these high-priced lawyers. You deserve the same caliber of legal representation and we will make sure you get it. We also guarantee that you will always be informed about the progress of your case through regular updates from your attorney.

Not all labor lawsuits and employer grievances are the same. Whatever employment issue you have, the successful attorneys at Levine & Blit, PLLC can help.

I was so grateful to come across the law firm of Levine & Blit. Matthew took on my case and I am so grateful for all he did for me. Courteous, professional, but most of all caring. Fought tooth and nail for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this law firm. Trust me on this!

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I was referred to Matt Blit by a friend of a friend. I had interviewed 2 other lawyers for my situation. The minute I met Matt he made me feel so comfortable. I had very high expectations, given that I was almost 60 and nervous that I would not get another job, but he was realistic on what he thought we could do. He was always available no matter how busy he was, and answered all my questions and concerns.

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What Constitutes

Workplace Discrimination

The law protects employees with specific protected characteristics from discrimination in the workplace. These laws prohibit discrimination based on characteristics like sex, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and marital status – just to name a few. The law forbids employers from making employment decisions, such as hiring, promoting, job assignments, and firing, based on these protected characteristics or “classes.”

Under New York state law, protected classes include:

  • Age
  • Race or color
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Gender or gnder identity
  • Religion/creed
  • Sexual orientation
  • Arrest or conviction record
  • Immigration status
  • Familial status (including pregnancy)
  • Military status or service
  • Marital status

There are various federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. We understand every facet of the laws. For example, some states have stricter laws than others regarding workplace discrimination. The New York City Human Rights Law is among the country’s most detailed, covering a broad range of discriminatory practices.

Racial Discrimination

In our day and age, it is surprising and unfortunate that racial discrimination still impacts the workplace. Racial discrimination also significantly affects an employee’s life and well-being. You might be denied a promotion, receive a lower income than co-workers, or face difficulty advancing your career on a long-term scale.

No one should be treated differently based on their race or ethnicity; not only is it unethical, but it is illegal. Levine & Blit, PLLC is prepared to fight for you so you can obtain the justice you deserve. These cases can be hard to prove, which is why you need an experienced race discrimination attorney representing you in court.

Age Discrimination

No employee should be mistreated due to their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was implemented in 1967 to protect employees age 40 and older from discrimination in the workplace.

Age discrimination often occurs in regard to:

  • Hiring
  • Promotions
  • Firing or laying off
  • Salary or compensation
  • Terms of an employee contract
  • Employee perks and benefits

Victims of age discrimination have the right to seek monetary damages. With an age discrimination lawyer from Levine & Blit, PLLC on your side, you can take aggressive legal action to pursue compensation.

Gender Discrimination

In the U.S., where women make up nearly half of the workforce, it is unacceptable that employees still face gender discrimination. Women often experience difficulty advancing in their careers or receive lower pay than male counterparts. Men, too, can be impacted by gender discrimination from their employers or co-workers. Other facets of gender discrimination include sexual harassment and workplace retaliation.

Federal law forbids workplace discrimination based on sex or gender. However, there is often a high burden of proof on the plaintiff in such cases. This is why you need our NYC gender discrimination attorneys on your side.

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