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Discrimination

Blitman & King has extensive experience handling all types of employment-based discrimination claims before federal and state courts, as well as before government agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Our body of work includes discrimination claims involving age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), disability discrimination under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), disparate treatment, gender discrimination under Title VII, genetic information discrimination under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), hostile work environment, race, religion and national original discrimination under Title VII, and sexual harassment, including hostile work environment and quid pro quo claims.

The following are examples of discrmination claims we handled in state courts and before government agencies:

  • Gender discrmination claim brought in New York State Supreme Court under the New York State Human Rights Law where the court adjudicated the action in favor of our client.
  • Sexual harassment investigation conducted by New York State Division of Human Rights where a finding was issued in favor of our client.
  • Gender discrimination claim before the New York State Division of Human Rights where the matter was settled on terms favorable to our client.
  • Age discrimination claim before the New York State Division of Human Rights where the matter was settled on terms favorable to our client.

Awards

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Who’s Who Legal Awards

Charter Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Former Chairs of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

New York Super Lawyers

Former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committe

AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Highlights

  • a series of related race discrimination, disparate treatment, hostile work environment and retaliation claims where the federal district court granted summary judgment in our favor and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. Smith v. New Venture Gear, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72945 (N.D.N.Y. 2007), affirmed by 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 17110 (2d Cir. 2009); Smith v. New Venture Gear, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4468 (N.D.N.Y. 2008), affirmed by 2009 U.S. App LEXIS 5991 (2d Cir. 2009);
  • race discrimination, disparate treatment and sexual harassment claims where the Federal district court granted summary judgment in our favor and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. Carter v. New Venture Gear, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71695 (N.D.N.Y. 2007), affirmed by 310 Fed. App’x 454 (2d Cir. 2009);
  • race discrimination claims where the federal district court granted summary judgment in our favor and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. Ferguson v. New Venture Gear, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2009 78111 (N.D.N.Y. 2009);
  • age discrimination and retaliation claims where, after a bench trial, the federal district court ruled in our favor. Gallagher v. IBEW Local Union No. 43, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81615 (N.D.N.Y. 2008); and
  • race discrimination and state-law tort claims where the federal district court granted judgment, on a dispositive motion, in our favor. Jones v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44036 (N.D.N.Y. 2006).