Westchester County Employee Rights Attorney
You Have Rights In The Workplace
The Law Offices of Mitchell I. Weingarden, pllc, is a New York law firm committed to helping individuals protect their legal rights on the job. From our White Plains office, our Westchester County employee rights lawyer represents clients throughout the state in a range of cases, including those that involve discrimination, harassment, retaliation and union grievances.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee because of his or her:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Marital and familial status
We handle discrimination claims in both state and federal courts.
If a supervisor or colleague creates a hostile work environment through the use of intimidating language, inappropriate physical contact, sexual innuendos or other means, he or she may be open to a harassment claim. We will assess your case and uphold your right to be free from harassment on the job.
If you alert the authorities about wrongdoing at your workplace or demand a safe, respectful work environment, it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you in any way. We can defend you against unlawful employer retaliation, including wrongful termination, intimidation, demotion and harassment as a result of “whistleblowing.”
We represent employees in cases involving union grievances. With multiple parties and varying interests, these cases can quickly become complicated. Our experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation means that we are well-positioned to protect your interests.
Guiding You Through The Entire Process
The nature of your claim, your status as an employee and other factors will impact the process of your case. In a federal discrimination case, for example, you must file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the New York State Department of Human Rights within 300 days of the incident leading to the claim. If the appropriate agency determines that there is reasonable cause for the discrimination claim, you will receive a letter indicating that you have the right to sue. In state court, these initial steps are not necessary.
In many cases, just filing a claim is enough to grease the wheels of negotiation and obtain a favorable settlement. Most employers do not want the expense of lengthy litigation, so they are more willing to make settlement offers.
“Whether you are interested in filing a claim in state court, federal court or both, I will provide you with an honest case assessment so you know the potential costs, risks and benefits. With more than 33 years of legal experience, I have been through these complicated procedures many times, and I will walk you through every step of your case to protect your rights in the workplace.” — Mitchell Ian Weingarden, Attorney at Law