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SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEY

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY

If you are looking for a sexual harassment attorney in Forest Hills, you’ve come to the right place.  Alyce B. Wittenstein, Esq. has been fighting for equality for over 20 years.  She was a teaching assistant for the late great Haywood Burns, founded a human rights delegation to Haiti and studied with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She will bring her experience, dedication, and energy to your case.  If you are looking for a Civil Rights Attorney or Sexual Harassment Attorney in Forest Hills, we can help you.

The rights of citizens have evolved since the founding of our country.  Back then only white men had rights.  The campaign to achieve equal rights for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities has made great progress, but there is more work to do.  Today, civil rights actions are based primarily on violations of the First, Fourth and Eighth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  They are bolstered by Statutes such as  Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, The New York State Civil Rights Law, The New York State Human Rights Law and The New York City Human Rights Law.  A Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment Attorney is right here in Forest Hills, ready to fight for your rights.

Federal Law prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions)
  • Disability (physical or mental)
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Citizenship status
  • Genetic information

New York Law offers MUCH more protection:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions)
  • Disability (physical or mental)
  • Age (18 and older)
  • Genetic characteristics
  • Marital status
  • Familial status (being pregnant, caring for a child under 18, or seeking to adopt a child under 18)
  • Sexual orientation (includes perceived sexual orientation)
  • Gender identity
  • Lawful use of any product or lawful recreational activities when not at work
  • Military status or service
  • Observance of Sabbath
  • Political activities
  • Use of service dog
  • Prior arrests or criminal accusation
  • Prior convictions (unless certain requirements have been met)
  • Domestic violence victim status

CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEY

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY

If you have been treated differently in employment, housing, lending or by a business owner, please contact us for a free consultation to determine whether you have an actionable Civil Rights case.  At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we are passionate about protecting the Civil Rights of New Yorkers in Queens, Brooklyn, State Island, The Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island.  Call us at 718-261-8114 for more information.

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