Personal Injury

Have you been injured at a job site, or in a vehicle? D’Orazio Peterson is an experienced Personal Injury law firm. If you have experienced serious injury due to negligence or malice, be sure to contact us to see what we can do to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Employment Law

If you were recently laid off during maternity leave or you’re having trouble at work and think discrimination is to blame, you have the right to fight back against your employer’s poor behavior. D’Orazio Peterson handles employment law cases involving FMLA violations and incidents of discrimination based on age, gender, race or disability.

Civil Rights

We represent female employees who have been victims of sex discrimination, including in the payment of wages; sexual harassment and hostile work environment; pregnancy discrimination; and FMLA interference and retaliation, among other things. D’Orazio Peterson is proud to help women, one case at a time, achieve the equality in the workplace that they deserve.

Empowering Individuals

  • Venus Williams, Doug Adler, and the trouble with language.

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    ESPN analyst Doug Adler was fired after making a comment about Venus Williams that was perceived as racist. He's now suing the company for wrongful termination. Learn why his case is unlikely to succeed.

  • "I'm not the type of person who sues" - and other misconceptions

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    We meet and talk with many people each week who are suffering or have suffered some injustice, and in the course of those meetings and discussions we've observed some common themes. "I'm not the type of person who sues"is the most common, but understanding how change is effected is crucial.

  • Does Quitting My Job Hurt My Sex Discrimination Lawsuit?

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    Sex discrimination can take many forms.  It can be obvious – such as a pay discrepancy between men and women performing the same tasks; or it can be subtle – such as a slow failure to promote a woman despite qualifications over a longer period.  Sometimes sex discrimination can also be extreme, s...

  • The Most Common Form of Disability Discrimination

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    Disability discrimination often happens following a medical leave. We look at a real-world example of the most common type of disability discrimination in New York.

  • Why We Marched

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    We marched in Albany on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in support of the Women's March on Washington and the sister marches that took place all over the world.  The vibe was peaceful, hopeful, determined, positive.  There were lots of kids and people from all walks of life. Why did we march? Like i...

New York State Employment Lawyers

Discrimination and retaliation at work can take many forms.  Rarely does a boss say to an employee, “you're fired because you're a woman.”  Most often discrimination is more subtle, like a slow growing illness.  It starts small, but slowly grows to the point where, eventually, the employee is either fired, or has no choice but to resign.  We dedicate our practice to helping empower victims of workplace discrimination and retaliation.  We firmly believe that every individual should be able to go to work, do her job in peace, and go about her day.  Unfortunately, this does not always happen. 

If you're facing problems in the workplace you've come to the right place. D'Orazio Peterson represents victims of workplace discrimination and retaliation throughout New York State in many areas, including discrimination and retaliation based upon:

What Makes Us Different?

Every law firm will tell you that they have many years of “combined experience”, or that they've collected “millions” for clients, or that they offer “free consultations”.  We can say that too, but we don't think it's helpful to you. 

We take a different approach to representing victims

First, we only represent employees.  Not big companies.  Ever.  We also do not dabble in several practice areas.

Second, we are small.  Intentionally.  We both started our careers in large law firms and decided long ago to stay small. This means that your case will not be dumped onto someone else. 

Third, other lawyers refer their friends, family and clients to us with employment and serious injury matters.  This often includes defense lawyers.  Referrals make up the majority of our business.  

Fourth, we are married, to each other.  Because of that we very much take a family approach to our law firm and to our clients.  Clients are not numbers to us; they are an extension of our family and we take that seriously.

Fifth, we turn away most cases.  You may think this is not a good thing, but doing so allows us to focus completely on those cases that we do accept. 

Sixth, we are transparent.  We believe that the more you know, the better we will have served you.  We don't believe that the legal profession should be shrouded in mystery.  We provide a ton of information – both on our website and throughout the course of our representation – because we believe that educating you is a critical step in the process.

And, finally, you get our newsletters.  They are interesting and lots of people tell us they look forward to receiving them.  The good news is that you can sign up for our newsletter even if we can't help you right now .

 Common Questions from Victims of Discrimination

  1. How can they do this?
  2. I've never had a performance problem, now they're saying I did.  Is this fair?
  3. Do I need to hire a lawyer?
  4. How can I afford a lawyer if I have just been terminated?
  5. What is a discrimination lawsuit?
  6. What is “At-Will” employment?
  7. Will I have to go to court?
  8. How long does the process take?
  9. What types of damages are available in a discrimination case?
  10. How do I prove discrimination or retaliation?

If you have these or other questions contact us today.  

If you would like an immediate case review please complete our employment, medical malpractice or general intake questionnaire today.