Brooklyn Employment Attorneys
Determined Advocacy Focused on Positive Results
New York City’s extremely competitive financial environment often puts significant pressure on employees to perform at high levels of efficiency. But while many workers accept a pressure-cooker environment as the price for living and working in the Big Apple, there are certain job conditions that no employee should accept, including discrimination, harassment and other unlawful treatment. At Brooklyn-based Rubenstein & Rynecki, our employment law attorneys fight for the rights of employees at all levels, from the rank and file to company management. We protect our clients from a variety of abuses and fight for vindication when their rights are violated. Whether you are seeking monetary damages for sexual harassment, reinstatement after a wrongful termination or a legal remedy for another workplace wrong, we are prepared to fight for the best possible outcome.
When Is a Firing Wrongful Termination?
Today, most employment is at will, which means either the employer or the employee can end the relationship for mostly any reason or for no reason at all. However, an employer cannot fire someone for an illegal reason, which can include:
- Filing a sexual harassment complaint
- Organizing or participating in labor activities
- Acting as a whistleblower
- Requesting family or medical leave
- Asking for a disability or pregnancy accommodation
In fact, any firing that comes because a worker has asserted a protected right is unlawful. You can even file a claim for constructive termination, which means that the unlawful mistreatment was so severe that you were forced to quit. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and help you pursue the appropriate remedy, which can include monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay.
Contact Our NYC Employment Law Firm for a Consultation
Rubenstein & Rynecki represents workers in a variety of employment law disputes, including age discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. If you or a loved one has suffered unlawful treatment in the workplace, Rubenstein & Rynecki may be able to help.
Call (718) 522-1020 or contact us online today for a free consultation.