Do you have a claim at the New York State Division of Human Rights? The NYSDHR hears complaints related to discrimination on the basis of sex, race, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and retaliation. An investigator investigates every claim filed with the NYSDHR.
If your case has received a finding of "probable cause," it will proceed to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge that is likely to last one or two days. The ALJ will receive evidence from both sides and then decide whether or not to award backpay and compensatory damages against the employer.
Raymond Nardo, Esq has tried, and won, many cases at the NYSDHR, with awards of up to $95,000. In addition, he has settled many claims to obtain recoveries for his clients.
Note that cases must be filed at the NYSDHR within one year of the discriminatory act to be timely.
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