Our employment practice includes all areas of labor and employment relations. We represent individuals in all facets of their employment. We negotiate employment agreements and severance agreements. We litigate claims arising in the course of employment and those resulting from termination of employment. We have successfully represented employees in all major New York employment sectors, including securities, banking, advertising, publishing, broadcasting (television and radio), film, music, entertainment, modeling, legal and health care industries, as well as public, professional and academic employees. We have particular expertise in professional disciplinary and licensing proceedings; academic tenure proceedings; and matters involving employment, clinical privileges and disclosures in the health care field. We litigate discrimination and retaliation claims under federal, state and local law on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual and racial harassment; whistleblower claims under federal and state law; civil rights and constitutional claims including First Amendment, Equal Protection and Due Process claims; statutory claims under ERISA, FMLA, NLRA and New York Labor and Civil Service Law. Our experience includes common law contract and tort claims involving restrictive covenants, unfair competition, defamation and tortious interference. We are experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including both mediation and arbitration. We have an active class action practice.
Representative cases include a class action against the New York City Parks Department raising race, color and national origin claims; First Amendment retaliation and whistleblower claims against public and private hospitals by physicians raising concerns about patient care; due process challenges to the termination of employment and clinical privileges; actions under the ADA based on physical and mental impairments; and sex discrimination and sexual harassment charges against corporate, academic and public employers.