Losing your job is one of life’s most stressful events. The anxiety associated with job loss appears in many different forms – financial problems, concerns about finding a new job, the release of pent-up emotions, having to cope with a new routine while doubts linger about the future. If you are suddenly facing unemployment, you are not alone. Once the initial shock has subsided, there are a host of steps you can take to get busy rebuilding your future.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, understands the situation you are dealing with now. Our law practice in the areas of employment law, personal injury law and others frequently puts us in contact with people who have lost their jobs for a variety of reasons. To help those in our Long Island community better deal with unemployment in a proactive way, we have compiled an ebook that provides tips, insights and motivation.
Do you believe your job loss may have resulted from improper or illegal actions on the part of your former employer? There are a number of federal, state and local laws that are intended to protect workers. Examples include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the New York State Human Rights Law, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the U.S. Pregnancy Discrimination Act and many others. However, the laws work only if wronged employees stand up for their rights.
Although you may have the law on your side, you shouldn’t be expected to have the legal knowledge and experience to enforce the laws and defend yourself against your employer’s wrongful actions. That’s where an experienced Long Island employment law attorney can help. At Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our workplace discrimination and wrongful termination lawyers are prepared to fight for you in an employment dispute.
Our Long Island employment lawyers aggressively pursue employment claims on behalf of workers who have lost their jobs due to misconduct on the part of their former employers. A few examples of the types of claims we pursue include:
If you lost your job because of illegal discrimination, workplace harassment or any other unlawful reason, the employment law attorneys at Cohen & Jaffe would be happy to review the circumstances of your case. We can help you seek justice under the laws of New York and the United States.
Our priorities are protecting your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and claim evaluation.