Employee Rights & Advocacy (Public & Private)
While New York is an at-will employment state, employees nevertheless have rights and New York looks unfavorably upon post-termination restraints of against competition and solicitation. From allegations of breach of contract to misappropriation of intellectual property, protecting your good name and entitlement to compensation for services performed are matters of the utmost importance.
When your employment rights have been violated or when a prior employer is seeking to prevent you from competing post-termination, thoughtful and experienced counsel is essential. One size fits all approaches are rarely successful in this area of the law, as each case is different and must be treated as such.
We have extensive experience in the litigation of employment disputes, both in the courts and in arbitration. We frequently pursue allegations of discrimination in a variety of forums, including with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Department of Labor.
We represent employees in a broad range of cases, including claims of:
• Wrongful termination / breach of contract
• Discrimination (Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, etc.)
• Unfair competition / breach of restrictive covenants
• Misappropriation of intellectual property
• Misappropriation of trade secrets
• Whistleblower claims
• ERISA claims