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Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC are employment attorneys on Long Island.  We represent employees in Nassau County and Suffolk County, such as in the communities of Hempstead, Glen Cove, Huntington Station, Melville, Bay Shore, Central Islip, Farmingdale, Freeport, Elmont, Brookhaven, and Brentwood.  Famighetti & Weinick handles a wide range of employment law matters including discrimination, retaliation, and recovering unpaid minimum wage and overtime for employees.

Employment Discrimination on Long Island

Employees on Long Island continue to face discrimination in employment.  Sex discrimination on Long Island can happen when an employer treats one particular sex different than another.  For example, an employer may promote only men instead women.  Another growing type of discrimination is gender discrimination and gender stereotype discrimination.  An example of gender stereotype discrimination is where an employer fires a male who displays “effeminate” characteristics.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) require that employers provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.  The requirement to provide reasonable accommodations applies to most employers on Long Island.  Failure to give an accommodation can result in disability discrimination on Long Island.

Employees with Disabilities

Disability is a legal term of art which is defined differently depending on which law is being applied.  For example, disability could be different for purposes of determining whether a person can receive Social Security disability benefits.  It is also defined differently under the federal and state disability statutes. Before an employer is required to give a reasonable accommodation, the employee must show that he or she is disabled within the meaning of the ADA or NYSHRL.

Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC are employment lawyers on Long Island.  We represent employees in Nassau County and Suffolk County, such as in the communities of Hempstead, Glen Cove, Huntington Station, Melville, Bay Shore, Central Islip, Farmingdale, Freeport, Elmont, Brookhaven, and Brentwood.  Famighetti & Weinick handles a wide range of employment law matters including discrimination, retaliation, and recovering unpaid minimum wage and overtime for employees.

Employment Discrimination on Long Island

Employees on Long Island continue to face discrimination in employment.  Sex discrimination on Long Island can happen when an employer treats one particular sex different than another.  For example, an employer may promote only men instead women.  Another growing type of discrimination is gender discrimination and gender stereotype discrimination.  An example of gender stereotype discrimination is where an employer fires a male who displays “effeminate” characteristics.

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