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Employment Law

New York Employment Law Firm

When you go to work each day, you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. In fact, it is required by federal, state and New York City laws.
This covers a wide range of actions including:

James J. Corbett is a New York lawyer experienced in representing clients in employment-related matters. We understand the stress and emotional devastation that often come with being subjected to harassment discrimination retaliation and unfair compensation at work we dedicate our practice to helping the victims of this behavior obtain the legal remedies they deserve. We offer professional and personalized legal services to our clients and pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to those we represent in order to fully understand their needs.

The law provides a number of remedies to workers who suffer from illegal and unfair employment practices. Available damages may include back and front pay, reinstatement, money for pain, suffering, and emotional injuries, punitive damages and attorney's fees. We are also experienced in representing clients in disputes concerning employment agreements such as noncompete and confidentiality agreements.

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Laws

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the primary law under which federal discrimination lawsuits are filed. This law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on sex, race, religion, and national origin. At the state level, the New York Human Rights Law also bars employers from discriminating against workers. These laws additionally protect workers from being retaliated against for complaining about perceived discrimination.The New York CIty Huan Rights Law offer the most to protection to employees discrimination against in the workplace.

Sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination. That includes unwanted sexual advances, requesting sexual favors, sending sexual texts or emails, sexually motivated physical actions, as well as other physical or verbal conduct that is sexual in nature. Harassment is generally categorized into two types of behavior:

Quid pro quo harassment covers situations in which a supervisor tries to get a worker to accept sexual advances in exchange for a tangible employment action, such as a promotion or to avert the threat of being fired.

Hostile environment harassment, on the other hand, refers to circumstances in which sexually harassing conduct is so severe and pervasive that it creates a hostile workplace. This category encompasses a broad array of behavior, such as repeated sexual innuendo and other off-color remarks, unwelcome touching, or pornographic displays, along with leering, whistling, or other suggestive actions.

The law prohibits employer retaliation against an employee who complains about sexual harassment.


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James J. Corbett is an experienced employmentl harassment attorney who has been representing clients in Nassau, Sullfolk, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and throughout the metro New York region for more than two decades. Mr. Corbett is well respected in the legal community, so much so that other lawyers often refer clients to him for employment discrimination and other civil litigation matters. He understands the law as it applies to these cases, and what to look for in evaluating a sexual harassment claim. Mr. Corbett has a proven track record of success.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual harassment, an experienced New York employment discrimination attorney can help. We offer free initial consultations and are available around the clock. Call us at 516-679-9494, 646-598-9262 or contact us online.