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

D'Orazio Peterson protects individuals when the government oversteps its authority.

Empowering Individuals
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  • Giovanna A. D'Orazio featured in Her Life magazine

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    Giovanna was recently featured in Her Life magazine, a Capital District publication focusing on issues impacting women.  Giovanna was featured in an "Ask the Expert" column, discussing the issue of harassment in the workplace.  Click on the cover to read the article on the Her Life website. 

  • The Misguided Thinking Behind "Tort Reform"

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    The idea of "tort reform" might sound good to some, but the reality is that it would do nothing but hurt only the most severely injured.

  • Sterling jewelers and the "anonymous" tip line

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    A class action case against Sterling Jewelers has once again brought to light issues of unequal pay, discrimination and sexual harassment at a large company. Learn more about the case, as well as the problems with arbitration agreements and "anonymous" hotlines.

  • Severance Agreements and Being "Paid for Silence"

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    A recent article in the Albany Times Union highlighted a very common but somewhat unknown employment occurrence - the severance agreement with confidentiality provision.

  • Can you be fired for what you don't say?

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    The recent firing of an Uber executive - for failing to disclose a prior complaint of sexual harassment - begs the question. Can you be fired for an omission?

New York State Employment & Serious Injury 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:

D'Orazio Peterson also represents victims of serious personal injuries and medical malpractice, including:

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

We only represent individuals.  Not big companies or insurance companies.  Ever.  We also do not dabble in several practice areas - we limit our practice to representing individuals in employment and personal injury/medical malpractice cases.  That's it.

We are not a large firm millIntentionally.  We both started our careers in large law firms and decided long ago to stay small.  We accept a small number of cases and focus on them.  This means that your case will not be dumped onto someone else. 

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

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.

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. 

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.

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 or injured?
  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.

 

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