The Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo has significant experience representing employees in employment discrimination cases in New York and New Jersey courts.
Areas of Practice
We handle employment discrimination cases in the following areas:
- Disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Race discrimination
- National origin and ethnic discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Marital and partnership status
- Alienage or citizenship status
- Arrest or conviction record
We also represent employees who have suffered from unlawful retaliation after asserting their rights to a workplace that is free from discrimination.
The Impact of Discrimination
Unlawful discrimination in the workplace can cause great financial and emotional hardship to the affected person. Historically, discrimination has marginalized both communities and individuals so as to limit their opportunities and deprive them of rights and benefits to which they are entitled. While significant social, cultural and legal developments have occurred to remedy past injustices and establish equal rights, the unfortunate reality is that unlawful discrimination still occurs. One place it remains most prevalent is the workplace.
How Discrimination Occurs
Sometimes employment discrimination is perpetrated in a clear and direct manner, while other times it is practiced less overtly. It is important to have an employment discrimination attorney who understands the different forms that unlawful discrimination can take in the workplace. For instance, there are certain “code words” that may not seem discriminatory on their face, but actually are a sign of an unlawful bias. A person who has suffered from discrimination needs an attorney who can clearly and effectively explain to judges and jurors who may not be attuned to discrimination the deeper contextual meaning of certain words and phrases.
Employers will frequently defend their actions on the basis that they were performed for non-discriminatory reasons. It is important to conduct a thorough review of the facts during litigation in order to effectively disprove the asserted reasons.
We have had great success representing victims of unlawful employment discrimination in New York and New Jersey. As one example, our successful trial advocacy for a disabled Consolidated Edison worker led a judge at the New York State Division of Human Rights to not only award him significant damages for lost wages and emotional distress, but also to reinstate him in his former position and declare unlawful some aspects of the Consolidated Edison program for disabled workers.
The firm prides itself on both obtaining successful results for individual clients while also seeking to establish reform on a wider scale.
If you have suffered employment discrimination or retaliation in New York or New Jersey, you can call the Law Offices of Eric Dinnocenzo at (212)933-1675 for a free consultation.