Garden City Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Discrimination & Harassment in the Workplace
At Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C., we work to help employees through some of the most difficult employment discrimination and harassment situations. When employers discriminate against someone or harass them to create an unsafe work environment, the affected employee can take legal action - we are here to help.
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What Is Considered Discrimination in the Workplace?
There are several types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace against New York's protected classes. These protected classes include:
Domestic violence victim status
Predisposing genetic characteristics
Prior arrest or conviction record
What is the Age Discriminations Employment Act (ADEA)?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees from employment discrimination based upon age in the workplace. The ADEA applies to individuals that are 40 years or older working for an employer with 20 or more employees. The ADEA protects employees and job applicants. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual because of their age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment.
It is illegal to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, cooperating or participating in any investigation, proceeding or litigation under the ADEA. Employees who are less than 40 years of age or who work for an employer with more than 4 but less than 20 employees should consult the New York Human Rights Law to determine whether its employer’s conduct is prohibited by the ADEA.
Can You Sue Your Employer in New York for Discrimination?
Discrimination can take many forms, ranging from small acts of bias to large-scale policies or practices that exclude certain groups of people. It can be overt or subtle, intentional, or unintentional. Discrimination can occur at any stage of the employment process, from recruitment and hiring to pay and promotion.
When it occurs, it can create a hostile work environment and negatively affect an individual’s ability to do their job. Discrimination is unlawful and can lead to civil penalties. With the right legal help, you may be able to sue for employment discrimination in NY.
What Qualifies as Harassment in NY?
Harassment in the workplace can take many forms. It can be based on a person's race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, or it can be a result of teasing or other forms of bullying. In some cases, harassment may even be directed at a person's appearance or lifestyle choices.
Regardless of the specifics, harassment is always unwelcomed and can create a hostile work environment. If left unchecked, it can lead to decreased productivity and absenteeism, as well as increased employee turnover.
What Is the Employer's Responsibility When it Comes to Preventing Workplace Harassment?
Why Do You Need a Garden City, NY Harassment Lawyer?
Our Garden City harassment attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C. are here to help you. We’ll seek the most favorable outcome possible while safeguarding your rights. You shouldn’t have to deal with the problems associated with workplace discrimination and harassment. We’ll be there to help you. See what our past clients have to say about working with our esteemed firm.