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Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Two of the most difficult issues facing employers today are claims of discrimination (on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status, to name a few) and claims of sexual harassment. Our Labor and Employment department provides advice for all aspects of these issues, from developing effective anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, to investigation of claims, to seeking a swift and just resolution of all such claims. Where appropriate, we advise clients on the discipline or discharge of alleged harassers in order to protect the employer and other employees. Where voluntary resolution of complaints is not possible, we represent our clients before all appropriate agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), and similar agencies on the City or County levels, as well as in the courts, where we work closely with our Litigation department to achieve favorable results for our clients.
When our clients wish to develop affirmative action programs, the Labor and Employment department guides them through every step to create plans that can satisfy all Federal and State requirements for such plans, while at the same time avoiding any claims of reverse discrimination.
- James Ryan, Thomas Wassel and Hayley Dryer Present to CICU’s Colleges and Universities on New York’s New Sexual Harassment LawsSeptember 26, 2018
- December 1, 2017Corporate Counsel
- Tom Wassel Quoted in the Long Island Business News Discussing the Top 5 Reasons Employers are Sued by their WorkersAugust 15, 2016
- August 27, 2015www.corpcounsel.com
- September 10, 2014
- January 2014Nassau Lawyer
- May 15, 2012
- Thomas B. Wassel named to "Who's Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law & Banking" by Long Island Business NewsFebruary 27, 2012
- September 6, 2018
- NY State and NY City Place New Requirements on Employers to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceMay 31, 2018
- June 6, 2013
- March 15, 2013