Labor & Employment

The Labor and Employment Law practice is headed by senior partner, Steven Isaacs, who brings to the practice over 25 years of labor relations experience.

This practice provides general counsel services for both private and public sector unions, their officers, trustees, directors and other union officials. These services include providing counsel on collective bargaining, grievances, contract administration, arbitrations, organizing, strikes, picketing, and unfair labor practices. The group’s eight attorneys are well versed in practicing before the National Labor Relations Board, Joint Trade Committees, the New York City Office of Labor Relations, Office of Collective Bargaining and New York State Public Employee Relations Board, as well as in State and Federal Courts. Counsel is also provided to both public and private sector pension and welfare funds.

Additionally, our labor and employment attorneys represent employees in a wide range of areas, including family/medical leave, severance agreements, whistle blower cases, pension rights, and employment discrimination law. Employment discrimination includes opposing unlawful practices such as age, disability, gender, race, sexual preference, national origin and religious discrimination and sexual harassment.

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What to do if you are the victim of employment discrimination

Employment discrimination occurs when an employee is deprived of a term, condition or employment benefit on account of his/her race, national origin, gender, religion or age. Term, condition or employment benefits include: compensation, promotions, health benefits and retirement plans.

Employment discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. Employees who have been discriminated against enjoy a wide range of remedies including compensation for lost pay and benefits and money damages for any hardship or suffering incurred as a result of the employer’s discriminatory conduct.

If you believe you have been a victim of employment discrimination you should consult with an attorney who specializes in employment law. This area of the law is complex and it is important to consult with an expert in the field. At the direction of your attorney you should:

  • Make contemporaneous logs of the acts of discrimination;
  • Gather witnesses;
  • Attempt to utilize internal grievance procedures to address the acts of discrimination and;
  • File a timely claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.