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Jimmy M. Santos

Jimmy M. Santos

EMPLOYMENT & CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY WITH OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights
  • New York
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Biography

Mr. Santos has been practicing law for over twenty six years, most of which on behalf of employees. He has successfully represented numerous clients before the state and federal courts in New York, and before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the U.S. and N.Y.S. Departments of Labor.

His practice area includes representing individuals in employment law and civil rights litigation, mediations, and arbitrations in matters involving unlawful discrimination and harassment and retaliation in private and public employment, housing and public accommodations. He represents clients in wage and hour claims; unfair competition law; and federal, state and private whistleblower litigation under the NYS Whistleblower Law, the False Claims Act and the NYS and NYC False Claims Acts. In addition, he has successfully represented clients in complex federal and NY state court cases, including but not limited to cases for defamation of character, tortious interference with contractual relations and breach of contract.

A portion of Attorney Santos's practice includes representing and counseling small to medium-sized companies in employment and labor matters, including but not limited to defending companies in state and federal agency enforcement actions, investigations and audits before the NYS and U.S. Departments of Labor.

In his spare time, Mr. Santos is an avid reader, current events and politics afficiando, music lover, and guitar player

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing
Video Conferencing
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    By Appointment Only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2772689
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1995) | International Human Rights Law
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Williams College
B.A. (1990) | Political Science & Spanish
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Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association - NY Chapter
Current
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National Lawyers Guild
Current
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Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
Current
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American Constitution Society
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2772689
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Can one be fired for missing a lot of work due to a documented medical issue?
A: Your friend needs to consult with an employment and labor law practitioner. It is possible that he might be protected if his documented medical issues qualify as a "disability" under the American With Disabilities Act, the NYS Human Rights Law and/or the NYC Human Rights Law (if his employment is in NYC). He also may have protections under the NYS Paid Family Leave Act from retaliatory discharge.
Q. I was denied employment by a temp agency based on my criminal history.
A: In New York, discrimination based on a past criminal conviction could be unlawful depending on several conditions. Under the NYS Human Rights Law and NY Corrections Law, the prospective employer must conduct a multi-factor analysis to determine whether it can decline to hire you, such as the length of time between the criminal conviction and the time on the employer's decision to withdraw the offer.

The main factors which the employer must consider are: "[whether] (1) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and the specific license or employment sought or held by the individual; or

(2) the issuance or continuation of the license or the granting or continuation of the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public.""

You should contact an employment discrimination attorney to determine whether you have a case discrimination based on your criminal conviction. Good luck you.
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LAW OFFICES OF JIMMY M. SANTOS, PLLC
28 Wilson Pl
Cornwall, NY 12518
Telephone: (845) 537-7820
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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