Smoking gun evidence of workplace discrimination is hard to find. It takes an employment lawyer with a keen eye to spot hidden evidence of employment discrimination. At Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, our employment attorneys have polished this skill through years of experience. Meticulous and well versed in the employment discrimination field, our employment lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal system. Our lawyers handle a wide array of workplace discrimination matters, including race discrimination, sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination and disability discrimination.Retaliation in the Workplace
Employment retaliation is not tolerated anywhere in New York, including on Long Island. Employees are allowed to speak up against unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Employers may not take adverse actions against employees who exercise their workplace rights. For instance, when employees complain about workplace discrimination, unpaid wages, or discuss forming a union, employers may not terminate, transfer, demote, or reduce the employee’s pay. Employees have rights and the employment lawyers at Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, are ready to help our clients fight against workplace retaliation.Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime
It’s only fair: employees work hard in exchange for proper payment of their wages. New York State and the federal government have established minimum wage and overtime pay laws which apply to workers on Long Island. The minimum wage is subject to change based on factors such as the type of work performed, workplace location, and year. Unfortunately, many vulnerable workers are not receiving the pay they deserve. Cheating employees out of their lawfully earned wages is considered wage theft. Our employment lawyers work closely with clients who have not been paid properly. You lawfully earned it, now let our wage and hour attorneys at Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, help you recover it.Hostile Work Environment
No matter what you call it - hostility, harassment, bullying, or a hostile work environment, employees may have protection from ridicule and offensive behavior in the workplace. From the east end of Long Island all the way to New York City, hostile work environments unfortunately continue to exist. Employees spend a substantial portion of their lives at work so it only makes sense that they remain protected from hostile work environments. Workplace tension caused by an employer’s actions breeds negativity and is not conducive to productivity. Whether you are looking for money damages, separation pay, or other changes in workplace conditions, our experienced employment lawyers at Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, will stand up against injustices occurring in the workplace.Wrongful Termination
Employers are prohibited from wrongfully and illegally terminating employees. New York’s employment at-will rule often makes it difficult to understand when employees may or may not be terminated. At Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, wrongful termination claims remain at the core of our Long Island employment law practice. Our lawyers have obtained relief for clients including money damages and separation pay. However, wrongful termination victims who may not want to proceed in court or who want a quicker resolution of their case have other options. A free consultation with one of our lawyers can determine the legal options available for you.Sexual Harassment
Sexual jokes, comments, and unconsented touching in the workplace are unacceptable, inappropriate, and illegal. Fortunately, the #MeToo movement has encouraged victims of workplace sexual harassment to come forward. At Famighetti & Weinick PLLC, we understand that sexual harassment claims are a serious and sensitive matter. Starting at the initial free and confidential consultation, our lawyers will help victims understand legal protections for victims of sexual harassment or sexual abuse and the avenues available to confidentially pursue a resolution.Public Employees’ Rights
Public employees are not governed under the all same laws as private employees. Public employees enjoy additional workplace protections. Famighetti & Weinick PLLC’s employment lawyers are experienced in handling public employee cases including wrongful terminations and claims against the government for First Amendment or Fourteenth Amendment violations. Public employees diligently serve our communities and now our lawyers extend our legal services to you. Our lawyers are available for Section 75 hearings or Education Law 3020a proceedings.Civil Rights
From freedom of speech to freedom of association and the right to not be deprived of life, liberty, and property without due process, citizens have Constitutional rights. Famighetti & Weinick PLLC’s experienced civil rights lawyers have handled a wide variety “Constitutional tort” cases including false arrest, malicious prosecution, and abuse of process.