PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys At Law, PLLC

WE FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Don't be harassed in the workplace...Call us today!

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Firm Overview

Our SEXUAL HARASSMENT lawyers are at the forefront of defending employee rights in New York City area. We handle claims relating to sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and family and caregiver discrimination, as well as all other discrimination on the basis of such as race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and other protected traits.

We also assist employees in recovering unpaid overtime wages.

At Phillips & Associates, our discrimination lawyers are pleased to provide the highest quality, professional legal services for clients throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester and Long Island.

We are located in downtown Manhattan next to the stock exchange.

By subway, take the 4-5 or 2-3 to Wall Street. Our office is one -2 blocks away at 45 Broadway, Suite 620, New York, NY 10006. Call us today for a free consultation at 212-248-7431.



Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call and speak to a sexual harassment/discrimination attorney at (212) 248-7431.


http://www.newyorkcitydiscriminationlawyer.com/
Main Office

PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys At Law, PLLC
45 Broadway
Suite 620
New York  NY  10006

Phone
  • (212) 248-7431
Fax
  • (212) 901-2107

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Contact our office for a free initial consultation today at (212) 248-7431.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No Attorney Fees Unless We Recover.

We also review severance agreements for an hourly fee.

Office Information

Office Hours

9am to 6pm Monday through Friday

Office Manager

Bill Phillips, Marjorie Mesidor, Alex Umansky

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian

Sexual Harassment
Sexual comments? Inappropriate touching? Sexual advances? Requests for sexual favors? Unwelcome sexual advances?
Employees have a right to a workplace environment free from sexual harassment.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT

- Subjected to unwanted sexual attention?
- Inappropriate text messages or emails?
- Being touched?
- Jokes about your appearance?
- Pressured or forced to have sex to keep your job?
- Exposed to pornography against your wishes?
- Subjected to retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment?

These are only a few examples of things that can lead to sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have been subject to sexual harassment, you may have a legal claim under federal, New York State, and/or New York City Human Rights Law. The attorneys at PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES can help explain and protect your rights.


Verbal or physical conduct that creates an offensive or sexually charged working environment is illegal. Harassment be from a boss or a co-worker. It can occur between employees of the same or different sex.

The law recognizes two forms of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment:

Under the Quid Pro Quo form of sexual harassment, an authority figure demands sexual favors from a subordinate with the implicit or explicit threat of adverse job-related decisions, including hiring, firing, promotion, salary, assignment, location, or performance standards. (Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase meaning this for that.)

Under the Hostile Work Environment form of harassment, sexual conduct in the workplace interferes with an individuals job performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. The sexual conduct can consist of sexually explicit speech, sexually explicit images, or unwanted romantic attention. Harassment by any coworker, regardless of job title, relative level of authority, or membership in a protected category, is against the law.

If you believe you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment, please contact PHILLIPS & PHILLIPS for a free consultation.
Wrongful Termination
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
Not every termination is wrongful. However, laws protect against various types of discrimination in the workplace. The attorneys at PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES can help explain and protect your RIGHTS.
In New York State, and New York City , workers are protected from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, criminal conviction and other PROTECTED TRAITS. Illegal conduct can include verbal and physical harassment or adverse decisions relating to hiring, firing, wages, benefits, job assignments, promotions, or layoffs. Discrimination by any coworker, regardless of job title, relative level of authority, or membership in a protected category, is against the law.

-Race discrimination involves being treated differently on the basis of race or certain characteristics associated with race, such as hair texture, skin color, or facial features. It can also involve different treatment based on the race of one’s spouse or associates.

-Religious discrimination involves being treated differently on the basis of your religious beliefs. race or certain characteristics associated with race, such as hair texture, skin color, or facial features. It can also involve different treatment based on the race of one’s spouse or associates.

-National origin discrimination involves being treated differently on the basis of national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, accent, or perceived ethnic background. It can also involve different treatment based on the national origin of one’s spouse or associates.

-Age discrimination involves being treated differently treatment on the basis of age. Federal law protects employees over 40 from discrimination in the workplace (by any employer with more than 20 workers). New York City law includes additional protections against workplace discrimination based on perceived age.

-Sexual orientation discrimination involves being treated differently on the basis sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.

-Gender identity/expression discrimination involves being treated differently on the basis of gender identification, gender expression, or perceived gender identity. New York City law specifically prohibits discrimination against transsexuals, transvestites, or any “persons with traits not stereotypically associated with their gender.” These traits may include personality, clothing, hairstyle, speech, mannerisms, demeanor, vocal pitch, facial hair, body size, or body shape.

-Disability discrimination involves disparate treatment on the basis of disability. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers covered by the law to provide “reasonable accommodations” to known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees. New York State and New York City laws also forbid termination of ADA-eligible employees on the basis of disability.

-Criminal conviction discrimination: In New York, an employer cannot automatically refuse to hire you and/or fire you because of an arrest or criminal conviction. If you have experienced discrimination due to an arrest or criminal conviction call us today. We may be able to assist you in fighting for your rights. Our consultation is free and there are no attorney fees unless we recover.

If you believe you are the victim of race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, criminal conviction discrimination, or any other PROTECTED TRAIT, please contact PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES for a free consultation.
Employment
PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION
Do you have children? Do you plan to have children? Do you use birth control? If you get pregnant, will you come back to work after maternity leave? Are you going to keep the baby? Is this your maiden name?
If you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination, you may have a legal claim under federal, New York State, and/or New York City Human Rights Law. The attorneys at PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES can help explain and protect your rights.


PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT

According to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions must be treated the same as other employees for all employment purposes.
-A woman cannot be fired, denied employment, demoted, deprived of benefits, or required to take a leave (unless able to perform her job) due to her pregnancy status.
-An employer cannot refuse to hire a woman because of its prejudices about pregnant workers or the prejudices or coworkers, clients, or customers.
-An employer may not subject pregnant workers to special screening procedures to determine ability to perform a job.
-Male employees may also have claims under the PDA for discrimination on the basis of a wife™s pregnancy status.

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

According to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), qualified employers must allow workers who have taken a leave because of pregnancy, childbirth, or childcare duties to return to their former (or an equivalent) position.
-Pregnancy is treated as a temporary disability under the law.
-Employers must give pregnant employees the same benefits that they give to other employees with temporary disabilities: providing modified tasks, alternative assignments, disability leave, or leave without pay.
-Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence for the same length of time jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave.
-Pregnant employees must be permitted to work or return to work as long as they are able to perform their jobs.

Your pregnancy should be a wonderful experience. You should not have to worry about losing your job at such a precious time. If you feel you have experienced pregnancy discrimination, speak with an attorney to understand your employment rights.
Overtime Pay
WAGE & HOUR
It is a simple fact that some employers routinely violate federal and state wage-and-hour laws. Wage-and-hour laws are those laws that regulate the hours employees may work, the minimum pay they must receive for that work, and that establish other standards for breaks, payroll reporting, and notice to employees of certain rights. These laws can be complex, and some employers violate these laws accidentally because they do not know or understand the law. Other employers, under the pressure of a competitive business environment, may intentionally cut corners and willfully violate these laws.

If you feel your wage and hour rights have been violated, call and speak with an attorney who can explain your rights at 212-248-7431. FREE CONSULTATION

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

WE ONLY REPRESENT EMPLOYEES

Our firm has successfully represented numerous clients who have been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of their race, national origin, gender, religion, disability and other protected traits.

Call us today at 212-248-7431.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

NO ATTORNEY FEES UNLESS WE RECOVER
FREE CONSULTATION

Call our discrimination attorneys in New York City today at 212-248-7431.


William Phillips

American Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA")
American Society of Legal Advocates
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York County Lawyers Association
Brooklyn Bar Association
New York Chapter of NELA

Bill Phillips manages Phillips & Associates. The firm fights for employees rights in the workplace. We only represent employees.
Phillips & Associates handles all areas of sexual harassment including employees who have been the victim of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature, including pornography in the workplace, text messages and emails.
The firm also handles all other areas of discrimination in the New York City area including:
Age Discrimination
Criminal Conviction Discrimination
Disability Discrimination
EEOC Representation
FMLA Claims
Gender or sex discrimination
Hostile Work Environment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Racial Discrimination
Sexual Orientation Discrimination

License
  • Bar Number: EDNY, SDNY, WDNY
    New York , 1996

Marjorie M. Sharpe

Marjorie Sharpe regularly represents clients for sexual harassment, retaliation and all areas of wrongful termination including race, age, disability and criminal conviction discrimination.
License
  • Bar Number: Licensed to Practice
    New York , 2005
  • Bar Number: Licensed to Practice
    Connecticut , 2004
  • Bar Number: Licensed to Practice
    New York , 2007
  • Bar Number: Licensed to Practice
    New York , 2007
Education
  • Touro Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
    Central Islip, NY

    Dean's List


    Law Review, Associate Editor


    Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Minority Fellow


    National Black Law Students Association, National Attorney General

  • Franklin College Switzerland
    Bachelors of Arts , 2000
    Lugano

Alex Umansky

Alex Umansky is a Litigation Associate at Phillips & Associates, PLLC. Mr. Umansky represents clients in all areas of employment law, including mediations, grievances and arbitration, proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal court.

Before joining Phillips & Associates in 2012, Mr. Umansky was a trial attorney at the Law Offices of Jon L. Norinsberg, where he litigated various civil rights cases involving police misconduct and vindicated the rights of people who have been falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted. Mr. Umansky has had great success as a trial lawyer, obtaining substantial six figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. Before working with the Law Offices of Jon L. Norinsberg, Mr. Umansky practiced his trial skills at s a Pro Bono Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorneys Office, where he prosecuted a wide array of crimes.

Mr. Umansky received his B.A. in history from Stony Brook University. Mr. Umansky also received his M.A. in international relations from New York University and his J.D. from New York Law School, where he was a member of the Mediation and Negotiation Association.

Mr. Umansky is admitted to the bar of the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Umansky is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the New York County Lawyer's Association (NYCLA), and the American Bar Association.

Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy handles litigation and mediation for victims of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Jesse Rose, Of Counsel

Mr. Rose represents employees who have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. He also handles wage and hour claims.

Jeffrey T. Rosenberg

Jeffrey T. Rosenberg, is an Employment Discrimination Attorney at Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC.

Since joining Phillips & Associates, Mr. Rosenberg's practice has focused exclusively on representing employees in a wide variety of employment-related litigation, including discrimination based on race, age, gender, national origin, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation and disability, as well as unlawful whistleblower retaliation actions. Mr. Rosenberg has also successfully recovered unpaid wages for clients who were denied minimum wage and overtime.

He has worked closely with clients through all phases of litigation and has prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, and position statements related to employment law issues.

Mr. Rosenberg is a graduate of The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.A., 2002) and Touro Law School (J.D., 2006), where he was awarded a Merit Scholarship and the CALI Award for Best Oral Advocate.

Prior to joining Phillips & Associates, Mr. Rosenberg was an employment litigation associate at a firm in New York, New York.

Mr. Rosenberg is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association.

Phillips & Associates

Bill Phillips

Sexaul Harassment & Discrimination Attorney in New York City. Mr. Phillips manages the law firm of Phillips & Associates.

The firm handles sexual harassment and discriminaton cases for emplyees.

Initial consultations are free, and there is no attorney fee unless we recover. Call and speak with our sexual harassment attorneys at (212) 248-7431.

Firm Attorneys

Bill Phillips, Marjorie Sharpe and Alex Umansky, Sexual Harassment Attorneys in New York with Phillips & Associates.

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Created On: 01/23/2013

 

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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