From the entry-level worker to C-suite executive, your need for protected and secured employee rights is fundamental. However, we know that these New York employee rights issues may present themselves in different ways and we will work with you to ensure that at the end of the day, you are safe and secure.
At Bantle & Levy LLP, we are committed to fighting for your employee rights in a complex world. From discrimination to harassment, employment contracts to wrongful discharge, our firm will fight with you, beside you, every step of the way. Learn more about the type of cases we represent in the state of New York.Learn More
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS Facts
Fact 1: Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment differs from other forms of discrimination as it involves conduct that occurs in the actual employment context. A hostile work environment is created when an employee is subjected to bullying, insults, or unwelcome physical contact.
Fact 2: Breach of Contract
In New York, a breach of contract occurs when a party does not perform its contractually agreed-upon obligations. Elements that signal a cause of action for breach of contract are the formation of a contract between plaintiff and defendant, performance by the plaintiff, defendant’s failure to perform, and the resulting damage.
Under both federal and state laws, discrimination--in the workplace, in public accommodations, in life--is not to be tolerated. However, this does not mean it doesn’t happen. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the total cost of workplace discrimination cases in the United States for 2020-- an alarming $439.2 million for victims of discrimination was secured as a result of discriminatory practices at the hands of private sector and government employers.
But when you face discrimination at work or in public accommodations, you may wonder, who is there to protect me? At Bantle & Levy LLP, we fight for the rights of the everyday American all the way to C-suite executives who have been wronged and we look forward to serving you.Learn More
Fact 1: Disability Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to help people with disabilities access the same opportunities and benefits available to people without disabilities. Employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees.
Fact 2: Gender Discrimination
Under New York law, “gender discrimination can be based on one’s perceived or actual gender identity, which may or may not conform to one’s sex assigned at birth, or based on the ways in which one expresses gender, such as through appearance or communication style.”
As a citizen of the United States, you have a right to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, education, and public accommodations. However, when your civil rights are being infringed upon, you may feel as though you have nowhere to go, and no one to turn to.
While the way the law is applied by each state may be different, there are federal laws that protect your basic rights and freedoms. While laws like The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 have existed for years, it does not mean that even these most fundamental civil rights are ignored.
At Bantle & Levy LLP, we fight for your civil rights and liberties, defend you against police brutality and wrongful arrest, and will protect your First Amendment rights until the very end.Learn More
Civil rights Facts
Fact 1: Civil Rights & Liberties
Civil rights & liberties laws are the basic freedoms and rights guaranteed to every individual under federal law. This includes those rights outlined in constitutions or interpreted by lawmakers and the courts. While civil rights protect people from discrimination based upon their status in a protected class, civil liberties are those limited freedoms that protect people from intrusion by the government.
Fact 2: First Amendment
Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
As a C-suite, executive employee, your role includes much more than the confines of a typical nine-to-five job. While you’re making the tough decisions for the company and the people who work there, who is helping you preserve the highest level of representation in your employment law needs?
At Bantle & Levy LLP, we represent corporations’ highest-ranking senior-level executives through their toughest personal employee rights battles. Our team knows you need an experienced attorney on your side who cannot just navigate the law, but has a strong grasp on employment relations.Learn More
C-Suite, Executive Representation Facts
Fact 1: Duty Of Loyalty And Trade Secrets
An employee's duty of loyalty requires that the employee keep information secret and should they disclose the information, and it is then used, both the employee and the person who was given that information may be liable for misappropriation.
Fact 2: The Cat's Paw Theory Of Establishing Liability
The Cat's Paw Theory asserts that an employer should be liable for adverse employment actions it takes at the discretion of a non-decision maker who is motivated by the unlawful discriminatory or retaliatory feelings or ill-will.