Employers are liable for discrimination when they make employment decisions based on an individual's characteristics. These violations can be disguised as layoffs, cutbacks, and more.
Do I Have a Discrimination Claim?
There are many protected characteristics under federal and state law which protect against discrimination. In New York the most common that give rise to legal claims are:
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We recently represented a client who was harassed by her former assistant manager. The assistant manager had a history of discriminatory animus toward his female employees. When they complained to the manager he did nothing.
We requested a jury trial and sought back pay, interest, fees and compensatory and punitive damages for our client.
We also asked that damages be awarded so as to maximize the sum our client receives, by awarding punitive damages under federal law and compensatory damages under state law, because under New York state law there is no cap on compensatory damages in sexual discrimination cases, but punitive damages are not recoverable. Read more >
Navigating the criteria to pursue a discrimination claim can be intimidating and confusing. If you are scared or unsure of your right to claim compensation and to correct offending activities, please review our site and then contact The Law Office of Patrick Sorsby PLLC today for a free consultation. We are experienced attorneys who will clearly explain your rights under the law. You can call us at (518) 456-4529 in New York.