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:
- Sex, including same sex and sexual identity
- Sexual Harassment
- Medical Leave and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- National Origin
- Military Service
- Whistleblower protections
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 employees. Not big companies. Ever. We also do not dabble in several practice areas.
We are not a large firm mill. Intentionally. 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
- How can they do this?
- I've never had a performance problem, now they're saying I did. Is this fair?
- Do I need to hire a lawyer?
- How can I afford a lawyer if I have just been terminated?
- What is a discrimination lawsuit?
- What is “At-Will” employment?
- Will I have to go to court?
- How long does the process take?
- What types of damages are available in a discrimination case?
- How do I prove discrimination or retaliation?
If you have these or other questions contact us today.