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New York Employment Practices Litigation

Moore Kuehn seeks to hold employers of all kinds liable for violations of state and federal employment laws. These lawsuits can take the form of personal lawsuits or employment class action lawsuits, allowing many employees who were wronged by the same employment law violations to join together in a single lawsuit. Types of employment law cases include workplace discrimination for race, sex, religion or sexual preference, unpaid overtime claims, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification cases, WARN Act violations, and Wage Theft Prevention Act violations, and sexual harassment.

Unique to New York employment law is the ban of mandatory arbitration clauses for sexual harassment claims. Unlike most states,  New York contracts requiring arbitration for sexual harassment, except where inconsistent with federal law, will be prohibited, unless such arbitration clauses are contained in a collective bargaining agreement. Any such provision included in a contract is considered null and void. See New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 7515; https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CVP/7515.

Moore Kuehn is experienced handling sexual harassment claims and has obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars for claims involving sexual harassment and hostile work environment.  Victims of sexual harassment or hostile work environment should contact fmoore@moorekuehn.com.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Our philosophy is client-centered. We create unique working arrangements to better suit the needs of our clients.
  • Our New York attorneys have more than two decades of legal experience.
  • We solve problems quickly and effectively, delivering results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

What Is Employment Practices Litigation?

Employment and labor law is a complicated field, subject to frequent and significant changes. Labor and employment issues affect the livelihood of employees and the well-being of their entire families. Legal disputes between employees and their employers over various issues often give rise to lawsuits against the employer. This type of case falls under the category of employment practices litigation.

Types of Employment Lawsuits

Our New York employment litigation attorneys handle a wide range of employment claims. Employment lawsuits may be based on a variety of issues, including:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Worker misclassification
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Overtime violations
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Denial of employee benefits
  • Minimum wage violations
  • Labor union disputes
  • Workplace safety violations

Federal Laws Governing Employment Matters

In addition to state laws, there are many federal laws governing employee relations. Often referred to an “alphabet soup of employment law,” examples of these federal employment laws include:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII): Prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA): Governs workplace safety standards with the goal of ensuring that employers provide employees with a work environment free from recognized hazards, including unsanitary conditions; heat or cold stress; excessive noise; exposure to toxic chemicals, and mechanical dangers.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Establishes minimum wage, overtime, child labor standards, and recordkeeping.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Prevents discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment.
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Entitles eligible employees to take job-protected, unpaid leave for specific family and medical reasons with continued health insurance coverage under the same conditions as though they had not taken leave.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA): Forbids employment discrimination in the U.S. against anyone 40 years of age or older.
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA): Protects the interests of employee benefit plan participants and their dependents. ERISA establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry.

Why You Need an Attorney

Resolving employment practices litigation requires an in-depth understanding of employment laws and regulations and applicable case law, along with skillful case analysis and strategy. Our experienced employment litigation attorneys can negotiate for a full settlement on your behalf. However, if an early resolution is not achieved, we will take your case to trial to fight tenaciously for the outcome and the compensation you deserve.

Contact Moore Kuehn Today

Our New York attorneys at Moore Kuehn are dedicated advocates for employees who have been wronged by employers. If you have a serious issue with your employer, it may be in your best interests to have an experienced employment practices litigation lawyer by your side. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.

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