The New York Employment Lawyers at Rapaport Law Firm are committed to representing employees whose rights have been violated by their employer, co-employee or supervisor. Because of the cutting-edge employment discrimination issues that we frequently take on, our firm can regularly be heard in the local and national media. We have tenaciously fought to make sure that New Yorkers receive the full benefits of the New York City Human Rights Law, which is one of the most liberal anti-discrimination laws in the country. Our published decisions in the areas of pregnancy/gender discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, overtime, age discrimination, hostile work environment and sexual harassment reflect our commitment to enforcing the rights of employees in New York. Our law firm was founded by Marc Rapaport, a New York employment lawyer with 25 years of experience. We represent employees in all New York state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Human Rights Commission, and New York City Human Rights Commission.
Recent Employment and Wage Cases:
- In April, the United States District Court in Brooklyn granted preliminary certification to our clients, maintenance workers employed at apartment buildings in the Bronx who were unlawfully denied overtime pay;
- In June, after five years of litigation, we reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement in a federal wage and hour class action with a prominent New York City landlord on behalf of 500 superintendents and porters;
- During the first week of July, we reached $500,000 settlement in an overtime case on behalf of our clients who worked as painters and carpenters for a regional construction company;
- We negotiated severance agreements on behalf of executives and professionals, including, for example, a research scientist at one of New York City’s most prominent universities and a senior executive at a national broadcasting network;
We take pride in the diversity of our clientele and breadth of our knowledge and experience in New York employment law.