Phillips & Associates is honored to announce that US Business News has recognized our employment discrimination practice in its “2019 Legal Elite Awards” issue. We are one of a small number of New York City employment discrimination law firms that exclusively represents employees. Our firm has received multiple honors and accolades in recent years. Many of our lawyers have achieved “Super Lawyer” status. Six of our attorneys are members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is only open to lawyers who have obtained verdicts or settlements of a million dollars or more. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our attorneys and staff, we are one of the top law firms in the great New York City area for sexual harassment and other employment discrimination claims, with over $110 million in settlements and verdicts.
A significant part of our legal practice is dedicated to advocating for workers who have experienced sexual harassment. Under laws like the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. This includes situations in which a supervisor or manager makes submission to sexual activity of some sort a condition of employment, and situations in which pervasive and unwelcome sexual behavior creates a hostile work environment.
Our firm has also taken an active role advocating for employees’ rights under new amendments to the NYCHRL that make it one of the most comprehensive antidiscrimination laws in the country. This includes provisions that protect job applicants from discrimination on the basis of criminal history, and which allow individuals to demonstrate their qualifications for a job before an employer may ask about past convictions. New York City also prohibits discrimination against employees because of caregiving responsibilities for children or other family or household members, because of prior periods of unemployment, because of gender identity or gender expression, and many other factors.
US Business News describes itself as “the leading magazine for the dealmakers, game changers and decision makers in the U.S business market.” Although it is headquartered in England, it covers matters of interest to the business and legal communities in the United States. It publishes a quarterly magazine and operates a website with daily updates. It claims a subscription list of more than 175,000 readers in business and law. It gives out “Elite” awards every year in the fields of law, finance, and technology.
The publication recently released its “2019 Legal Elite Awards” issue, which recognizes law firms from around the country in general areas like “Best Full-service Law Firm” and “Best General Legal Advisory Firm,” and in specific areas like “Best Employment Litigation Practice” and “Best Boutique Business Litigation Firm.” It recognizes Phillips & Associates as the “Best Employment Discrimination Attorney.”
The employment attorneys at Phillips & Associates advocate for the rights of New York City employees and job seekers. We represent our clients in claims for employment discrimination under city, state, and federal law. Please contact us online or at (212) 248-7431 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a member of our team.