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New York Employment Law Attorneys

Our New York Employment Attorneys at Carey & Associates, P.C. represent employees and executives in employment law and severance negotiation-related matters in New York, Connecticut, and nationwide.    If you feel you are being discriminated against in the workplace, wrongfully dischargedsexually harassed, or if you are stuck in a hostile working environment, have an employment contract or severance agreement to be reviewed, we want to help. Give us a call today at (914) 705-5427  and speak with one of our experienced New York Employment Attorneys to discuss how we can help you with your case or email us at We help clients located in New York, Manhattan, Connecticut, and nationwide with their current employment situations.


Our New York Employment Attorneys have the privilege of exploring the work and career challenges our clients face every day. We collaborate with clients to find realistic and cost-effective solutions that do not involve litigation. Although we litigate every day, we strongly encourage clients and employers to talk through their contract disputes, severance negotiations, employment discrimination, and the like before considering litigation.

In our roles as NY Employment Lawyers, we wear many hats. We are the private coaches who provide leadership and direction to resolve client employment issues. We also act as our client’s personal human resource director, providing quick answers about company policies, benefits, and compensation. We are taskmasters in our handling of each and every aspect of the client’s employment litigation and appellate work.  Finally, we are the storytellers of our clients’ personalized narrative to the company, the court, and ultimately the jury.


We provide immediate legal advice concerning Severance Agreements. If you were just fired, and need help understanding your severance agreement, we are New York Employment Attorneys skilled and experienced with Severance Agreements and Severance Negotiations with all major employers.


As New York Employment Attorneys we cannot stand non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and make every attempt to remove or void them whenever possible.  These agreements are unduly restrictive and hurt employees and the economy.  No employee ever voluntarily agreed to these agreements, they are forced on our clients on a take-or-leave-it basis.  Our clients never negotiated the terms of the non-compete and often had very little time to review them long-term.  We often file suit in court to declare the agreements void because they are unreasonable in their time frame, overreaching on their geographic scope, and just simply restricting our clients from working in their chosen profession.


It is illegal to treat employees differently because of their race and national origin. It is rare to hear comments of a racial tone and more common to find subsurface discrimination taking the form of disparate treatment favoring one race or national origin over another.  As New York Employment Attorneys it is our job to prosecute illegal racial and national origin discrimination in the workplace.


You have a legal right to be paid the federal and state minimum wage and to receive overtime compensation for all hours over forty hours per week.  Employees must keep track of their hours if they believe they are not receiving the correct level of pay, as many employers may not.  We also see misclassification of employees as salaried workers who should be paid hourly. Contact one of our New York Employment Attorneys today.


It is now illegal for employers and co-workers to discriminate against you at work due to your sexual orientation and transgender status.  Although attitudes are slow to change, you can be assured that your rights will be protected when you work with our New York Employment Attorneys at Carey & Associates, P.C.  Contact us today.


Once you have complained about discrimination you have engaged in what is referred to as protected activity. Any adverse action that your employer takes against you after this point could be used to demonstrate that it was taken in retaliation for your engaging in this protected activity. Contact our New York Employment Attorneys today.

Age Discrimination Employment Attorneys

If you are over age 40 you are protected against discrimination based on your age.  Employers cannot condition your job based on your age, but they always do. We know this and have discovered all the nuances of how age discrimination occurs, we can see the patterns in every story.  A majority of age claims occur to employees ages 50-65, this is the age range when companies view these employees as too expensive from a compensation and benefits perspective. Like clockwork, employees will build trumped-up subjective complaints about well-regarded employees and replace them with substantially younger ones. But beware, not all state and federal age discrimination laws are the same. Under federal law, employees must demonstrate that their age was the primary reason why they were fired or otherwise adversely treated. Think 85% or better that your age was the issue.  However, under many state laws, the burden is much lower, employees must only show their age was a substantial motivating factor in the employer’s decision-making.  Think of a 51% chance or better that your age was the issue.

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Employment Attorneys

Carey & Associates, P.C. has been handling disability discrimination and accommodation claims for more than twenty-five years.  If you are disabled and your employer is treating you differently because of your disability or your need for reasonable accommodation, we can level the playing field with your employer.  We believe in keeping clients employed and we will try any strategy to achieve this goal.


For more information about employment discrimination please refer to the following sources on the internet:  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the  New York State Division of Human Rights.

Client Testimonials

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Mark and his team at Carey & Associates are incredibly knowledgeable about Employment Law and have walked me through every step of the way. Their approach and guidance has been extremely effective in dealing with my case. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, caselaw, and risk assessment to help make well informed decisions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an Employment Attorney.


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