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Emre Polat Esq.
  • Employment Law, Business Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Attorney Emre Polat is an experienced New York City employment attorney. He has substantial litigation experience in all aspects of employment law, including lawsuits arising out of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, medical leave violations, whistleblower claims, retaliation, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. Mr. Polat has personally litigated countless matters from inception through trial. He has represented both employees and employers who need a discrimination attorney or assistance in other claims. His advocacy and experience has earned him notable recognition and respect.

Mr. Polat has personally litigated countless matters from inception through trial. His advocacy and experience has earned him notable recognition and respect. His experience litigating employment matters on behalf of employees and employers offers clients the unique litigation skills other attorneys lack in foreseeing legal tactics they may need to overcome.

Attorney Emre Polat is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, as well as the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey, including the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Polat also frequently makes appearances before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, and the New Jersey Civil Rights Commission. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Law Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees applicable. Contact us for a consultation regarding your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D.
Seton Hall University
B.A.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
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Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
National Employment Law Association
Member
Current
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
60 Questions Answered

Q. In NY state, can my employer make me be on call for up to 9 hours every day without any kind of compensation?
A: Do you receive a w2 or a 1099 at the end of the year? In other words, are you working for the company or "working for yourself". Sounds like there may be misclassification if that is the case. It depends on the structure of the employment but is sounds like there may be violations as you should be paid by the hour (even when on call or driving between destinations of customers) if you are not an exempt employee or a proper independent contractor. Further information is required to properly make a determination. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. Can my job fire me for being pregnant with health issues?
A: No they can't. You should notify HR. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. I have a non-compete signed stating I can't work for any entity or business that competes with the Business, what's that
A: It depends of factors related to what type of business you are in and a review of the non-compete itself.
Q. I am currently in three of the protected classes (age, national origin and race/color.
A: Why do you believe there is discrimination, compared to others? Further information is required. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. returned from disability 11/19/18 I was let go from my job this past Friday after being employed 15 yrs
A: What was their basis for the termination? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. I've been documenting comments of a sexual nature that my coworker has been saying to me but if I don't have witnesses
A: Documentation is not necessarily required if there is a hostile work environment based sexual comments and conduct. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. How do I know if I have a case for sexual harassment in the work place? And also being threatened with my job
A: Consider a consultation for a case evaluation to see if you do.
Q. I filed a formal harassment claim and my boss was found to be guilty. He was able to keep his job and is still my boss
A: Yes, it could be. Are you still reporting to him? What the extent of the sexual harassment? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
Q. I'm an intern at a tech company. My supervisor has made some sexually explicit comments to me. How do I approach this as
A: It doesn't matter if you are an intern, sexual harassment is still illegal. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.
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Emre Polat Employment Attorneys
45 Broadway
#1420
New York, NY 10006
USA
Telephone: (212) 480-4500