Binghamton Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Federal and State employment laws offer employee protection from a number of unethical behaviors by employers by making those behaviors illegal in New York. One of the most egregious violations of employment protection law occurs when discrimination keeps you from achieving all you are capable of and advancing in your chosen career. If you’ve been denied promotions, passed over for training opportunities, or suffered other unfair treatment in the workplace for reasons other than your performance, you may have a valid discrimination claim. You deserve justice and financial compensation if your employer discriminated against you either openly or subtly. The Binghamton employment lawyers at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, are ready to stand by your side and fight passionately on your behalf against any employer, whether it’s a small business or a large corporation.

What Constitutes Workplace Discrimination?

Deeply entrenched cultural biases mean many forms of workplace discrimination still take place despite the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination based on immutable characteristics such as race. With more light shined on this unethical behavior in recent years, more and more victims of workplace discrimination now seek compensation through legal claims. Unfortunately, some common forms of illegal discrimination still occurring in New York include:

  • Discrimination based on race, skin color, or nationality
  • Discrimination based on sex or gender
  • Discrimination based on religion
  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status
  • Age discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Caregiver or parenting status discrimination
  • Discrimination based on disability
  • Discrimination based on active duty military reserve status

It’s not only unfair to discriminate against any employee for any of the above reasons, but it’s also illegal under the law. If you feel you’ve been the victim of this type of unethical treatment in the workplace you may have a significant claim for compensation and damages.

Discrimination Takes Many Forms

Employers have a right to decide on promotions, pay rates, and other in-office practices based on qualifications, working relationships, and preference. However, they cannot decide these issues based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, or age. The legal team at Gattuso & Ciotoli is determined to fight at your side within the legal system if you’ve experienced any of the following forms of possible discrimination:

  • You weren’t hired for a position despite your ideal qualifications
  • You experienced wrongful termination
  • You experienced unequal opportunities for training or advancement
  • You’ve suffered unfair disciplinary measures or harassment at work
  • Your pay rate is lower than other coworkers in equal positions
  • You’re kept segregated from other employees

Not only are these practices deeply unethical, they are also illegal. You deserve compensation for lost income and damages if you’ve been the victim of workplace discrimination.

Why Choose Gattuso & Ciotoli to Represent You?

Our firm has over five decades of combined experience in defending victims of discrimination in the workplace and is ideally suited to represent victims in Binghamton and other areas of Central New York. The legalities around discrimination cases can be complex, including determining where to file a complaint under federal and local laws. That’s why the law firm of Gattuso & Ciotoli is your best choice to determine a winning strategy to help you gain the compensation and damages you deserve. We work passionately against all forms of discrimination and will fight aggressively at your side for the best possible outcome for your case.