At The Warshawsky Law Firm, we help employees understand and protect their rights in the workplace. Indeed, many employees do not realize that their rights have been violated until they consult an attorney. This includes executive and professional employees as well as hourly and blue collar employees.
If you have been treated unfairly at work, it is imperative that you consult with us as soon as possible, so we can work with you to preserve your legal rights and explore all of your options for obtaining justice, compensation, and other appropriate relief.
Among our services, we provide confidential counseling and advice for job-related questions. We review/negotiate employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. Most importantly, we aggressively represent our clients who have been victimized by unlawful employment practices, including wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, and unpaid wages including overtime.
The Warshawsky Law Firm represents clients in the full range of employment law matters arising under federal, state, and local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the New York State Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
The specific issues we handle include:
- minimum wage and overtime rights
job discrimination based on age, disability, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, and other protected characteristics, including "reverse discrimination"
- wrongful termination
- failure to hire
- failure to promote
- sexual harassment
- hostile work environment
- family and medical leave
- disability accommodation
- military leave and reinstatement
- workplace violence / assault and battery
- defamation, slander, libel
- unauthorized commercial use of picture, name, or voice
- employment contracts / breach of contract
- unpaid wages, bonuses, and commissions
- non-compete agreements
- layoffs and severance agreements
Even if you don't see your issue listed here, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your employment.
Representing women employees:
Women employees at all levels -- from blue collar workers, to office workers, to professionals and executives -- face unique and ongoing challenges in the workplace, including issues of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, maternity and family leave, and sex discrimination in pay, benefits, assignments, and promotions. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about the laws that protect women employees and are dedicated to fighting for equal rights in the workplace.
Representing service sector employees:
One of the most vulnerable and abused segments of the workforce are low-paid service employees, for example, restaurant and fast food workers, custodial employees, hair and nail salon employees, and home health aides. Unfortunately, very often their employers do not comply with federal and state wage laws, failing to pay them required minimum wages and overtime and, for tipped workers, wrongly taking some or all of their tips. Our lawyers can help these workers obtain the compensation owed to them.
Representing federal employees:
The federal government employs more than 2.5 million civilian employees, including more than 100,000 in New York. Federal employees who experience unfair treatment at work must follow special rules and procedures, depending on their employment classification and the nature of their complaint. Our lawyers can help federal employees navigate the complicated rules and procedures for pursuing their workplace complaints.
Although our practice focuses primarily on representing employees, we also help employers understand and comply with their myriad obligations under federal, state, and local employment laws. Among our services, we review/prepare employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and other work-related documents. We provide counseling and training regarding employee wage and hour, discipline, and termination issues. Our main goal is to help our business clients avoid liability and prevent workplace disputes before they start. When disputes arise, we defend our business clients professionally and skillfully in negotiation, arbitration, and/or litigation.
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If you need a qualified employment lawyer, please contact The Warshawsky Law Firm today.