Protecting Victims of Employment Discrimination

Employees in New York State are protected by one of the most comprehensive employment discrimination statutes in the nation, the New York State Human Rights Law.  Under this law, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees in the terms, conditions, compensation, or privileges of employment on the basis of an employee’s:

  • Age
  • Race (including traits historically associated with race, such as certain hairstyles like braids, locks, or twists)
  • Creed/Religion (including religious attire, clothing, or facial hair)
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Military Status
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Predisposing Genetic Characteristic
  • Familial or Marital Status
  • Status as a Victim of Domestic Violence

In addition to the New York State Human Rights Law, there are also numerous other state and federal statutes that may offer protection to employees that have been subjected to a discriminatory or harassing working environment.  Dreyer Boyajian LLP is committed to protecting the rights of employees that have been subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of the above characteristics. We have experience litigating employment discrimination claims in both state and federal court, as well as in the New York State Division of Human Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Discrimination can take many forms including, but not limited to, being terminated or disciplined, being subjected to harassing or intimidating comments and a hostile or abusive work environment, and being treated less favorably than other employees.  

If you believe you have been discriminated against by your employer, call or text message us today at (518) 463-7784 for a free initial case consultation. 

Helping Employers to Investigate and Respond to Workplace Misconduct

In addition to representing employees that have been discriminated against at their workplaces, our employment discrimination attorneys also have substantial experience representing employers in investigations of workplace misconduct and in responding appropriately to allegations of employment discrimination in the workplace.  It is important for all employers to take allegations of misconduct in the workplace seriously. When allegations of workplace misconduct come to light, Dreyer Boyajian LLP can assist you with ensuring that you and your employees’ rights are protected.

Favorable Case Results in Employment Discrimination

Read more case results on our verdicts and settlements page:

  • Obtained $3 million settlement in age discrimination class action suit based upon disproportionate layoffs of older employees
  • Successfully defended local golf course from frivolous Age Discrimination claim brought by a person claiming to be an employee
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a restaurant worker subjected to sexual harassment by a customer that was ignored by the employer.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of the individual terminated from his job with a local entertainment venue due to his sexual orientation.

As knowledgeable civil rights lawyers in Albany, our firm has the tools and experience necessary to protect your rights and pursue justice.  Find out how we can serve your needs by calling (518) 463-7784.

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