Levy Ratner represents employees— both individually and in class actions— in litigation to protect and preserve employee rights. We have obtained relief for plaintiffs who suffered discrimination in the application process, on the job, and in wrongful discharge cases. We have also obtained very favorable verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs who were victims of unlawful pay practices.
Our attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of employment situations, including, for example, matters involving race, national origin, sex, religion, transgender, disability and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and the unlawful underpayment of wages.
We handle cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and in state and federal courts.
We have been at the forefront of advocacy in the area of employee rights. For example, our attorneys obtained nearly $1 million in emotional damages for class members whose applications for firefighter jobs were denied because of their race. This was in addition to the separate back pay, fringe benefits and interest obtained for the class members. We are unaware of any other similar relief for an applicant class. We also sought, and obtained, broad injunctive relief changing the City of New York’s hiring practices for firefighters.