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Understanding employees’ rights in New York state

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2015 | Employee Rights |


Most employees in New York state and throughout the country work to pay bills, support themselves and their families, and strive to achieve the American Dream of prosperity, success and happiness. Businesses, on the other hand, typically have different motives, focusing on success of the business and profits. At times, these differences can collide, and employees may become the victim of employee right violations.

Our Westchester County attorneys at Mitchell Pollack & Associates understand that employees have rights, and must be treated fairly and respectfully, with their employee rights fully protected. Incidents such as wrongful termination, retaliation such as hour reductions, demotions or contract disputes including the enforcement of non-compete agreements are common employment law issues.

Unfortunately, discrimination and sexual harassment are common in the workplace. Employers and superiors may discriminate based on an employee’s race, age or disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation; all these forms of discrimination are illegal. In addition, an employee may be subject to sexual harassment, which may take many forms. Any request for sexual favors used as a method for potential promotion or other work-related benefits, unwanted sexual advances or offensive or hostile actions against an employee are forms of harassment. Any such incident should not be dismissed; employees have the right to work in a healthy environment.

The Mitchell Pollack & Associates team has represented both employers and employees, so we understand how employers may try to take advantage of and intimidate employees. With over 20 years of experience, we understand the importance of respecting our clients, and representing them with excellent, accessible and flexible service.