Brittany Alexandra Stevens is an associate attorney at Phillips & Associates who is focused on protecting the rights of New York City employees from sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
Nobody should be discriminated against in a workplace context. Protection may be available under federal, state, and local laws. Ms. Stevens serves people who have been wrongfully discriminated against based on protected characteristics, including race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and religion. One of several federal statutes that guards against employment discrimination is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Under Title VII, it is unlawful for an employer to take any adverse hiring or employment action against an individual based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. Employment actions can include terminations, compensation decisions, unfavorable assignments, or any other material aspect of employment. Title VII also prohibits harassment. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for complaining to HR or your supervisor about discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics.
Illegal discrimination and harassment may be obvious and easy to spot, but they can also be subtle and indirect. An otherwise neutral employment policy or practice that… Read More