Sensitive Counsel for Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in NY
Advocating for victims of discrimination and harassment
Employment discrimination and sexual harassment, while very different offenses, are equally as disturbing perhaps because both involve a betrayal of trust. Being a victim of either offense can be horrifying, stressful and emotionally depleting. Attorney Eke-Nweke can help you get the justice you deserve so you can take back control of your life if you’ve been discriminated against or subjected to harassment on the job, because of gender, race, religion, ethnic background, military status or disabilities.
Employment discrimination as a civil rights violation
While many people are aware of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic background and national background, not everyone is aware of another civil rights act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which allows employees to sue their employers for damages based on discriminatory practices. The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 prohibits discrimination because of military status. Since their passage, employees,servicemen and servicewomen have become empowered to seek a variety of compensatory damages in employment discrimination cases. If you’ve been the victim of discrimination, let the Law Office of Vincent Eke-Nweke guide you through the process of filing a discrimination suit. Entrust your case to an attorney with more than 20 years of experience.
Your rights when it comes to sexual harassment
Sexual harassment may take many forms — all of them illegal. Thanks to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, victims of workplace sexual harassment may sue their employers for damages and compensation.
There are two types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo: Sexual harassment that occurs when a supervisor or another person in a position of authority requests sex, or a sexual relationship, in exchange for not firing or otherwise punishing the employee, or in exchange for favors such as promotions or raises.
- Hostile work environment: Sexual harassment that occurs through the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, jokes or threats. The inappropriate behavior or conduct must be so pervasive as to create an intimidating and offensive work environment.
Attorney Vincent Eke-Nweke has spent more than two decades advocating for victims of workplace harassment. His compassion for his clients is equaled by his tenacity in seeking justice for the wrongs done to them. His detailed approach to the law ensures that no stone is left unturned in the prosecution of their case. His straightforward manner and painstaking advice put clients at ease and in control of their own destinies by helping them to choose the best possible options.
Contact our firm for help with a discrimination or harassment lawsuit.
The Law Office of Vincent I. Eke-Newke offers competent legal counsel for victims of discrimination and sexual harassment. To see if you’re entitled to compensation for your suffering, contact the firm online or call 718-852-8300. Mr. Eke-Nweke may be able to help.