Lichten & Bright P.C., Experienced New York Labor and Employment Lawyers who put their clients’ interests first. We help people stand up for their rights in the workplace.
Employment discrimination laws prohibit discrimination in hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions, and compensation based on gender, age, race, religion, national origin,ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or marital status.
New York State and New York City law provide similar protections against disability discrimination and apply to employers with as few as four employees, in contrast to the ADA, which only applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Our NYC employment lawyers help clients across New York with issues of discrimination based on disability and claims.
Our harassment lawyers have successfully represented both men and and women in sexual harassment cases, including same-sex sexual harassment cases. If you believe you are being subjected to sexual harassment or a hostile work environment at your job, or have been retaliated against for objecting to sexual harassment at work, and you’d like to discuss your options with an employment attorney, contact our NYC sexual harassment lawyers.
If you work more than forty hours per week without being paid extra wages for the overtime hours you work, you should consult with a NY employment attorney familiar with New York State and federal overtime laws to discuss your legal rights and options. The experienced New York minimum wage and overtime lawyers of Lichten & Bright, P.C. can help you understand this sometimes complex area of the law and help you recover any money you are owed. Don’t allow yourself to be exploited.
Under the new law, most freelancers working in New York City who aren’t paid what they’re owed can sue the person or company that hired them for the money they are owed plus an equal amount as liquidated damages, doubling the amount of money they can recover. If you work as a freelancer and don’t receive the money you are owed for your services, you should speak with a New York City employment lawyer to learn about your rights and discuss your legal options. We may be able to help get you the money you are owed.
Our attorneys can answer your questions about a separation agreement your employer asks you to sign. We can suggest changes to the one-sided language these agreements usually contain and help you try to negotiate better terms.We also advise employees regarding employment contracts, both before they are signed and after they have been signed. And we represent and defend employees who are sued or threatened with legal action by former employers who accuse them of violating a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement.