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Karen M. HertzExperienced Employment Lawyer
- Employment Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Workers' Compensation ...
- Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, New York, Southern District of New York
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- Employment Law
- Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
- Workers' Compensation
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Areas
- Corporate Investigations of Employee Misconduct
- Employment Handbooks
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Initial consultation is complementary- 15 minutes is all we need! $400/hour if we move forward.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
- ID Number: 401270
- Eastern District of New York
- New York
- New York State Office of Court Administration
- ID Number: 2334316
- Southern District of New York
- District Court of Connecticut
- United States District Court
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Written
- Hertz Legal, PC
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Iona College
- Westchester County Bar Association
- Professional Women in Construction
- Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
- Connecticut Hedge Fund Association
- New York State Bar  # 2334316
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5 Questions Answered
- Q. I think I’m about to be discriminated against because of my age. What can I do?
- A: You may or may not have a claim. It is illegal to hire, fire, or base any term or condition of employment on age. Being able to prove it is another thing. See what happens and if you do not get the position, it would be best to contact an employment attorney with experience in discrimination. *Please note, this is not intended to provide legal advice and you should not rely on it. This is a legal opinion.
- Q. Can you legally get fired in NYS for flipping someone off. That person being a friend/coworker.
- A: New York State is not a right to work state, it is an employment at will state. Your employer can terminate your employment at any time for any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory, in violation of Title VII. If you are a member of a labor union, perhaps your union can file a grievance on your behalf alleging you were not terminated for cause. Otherwise, it seems that misconduct is a good enough reason to terminate your employment, even though your employer does not need a reason to terminate your employment, so long as it is not because you are in a protected class. *This is not intended to be legal advice, it is only a legal opinion. If you are interested in pursuing this further, please contact an employment attorney.
- Q. Do I have any legal standing with both the city official and my job?
- A: A little more information is needed to fully understand what happened. Did you file a police report? This conduct could be considered harassment, bullying and possibly assault. However, it is unclear what happened? Did this occur while you were on the job? Please note that this is not intended to provide legal advice, only to give an opinion.
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