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When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family.

New York, New Jersey & Connecticut Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Lawyers

When it comes to employment law cases, you want someone fully armed, legally speaking, to evaluate and prosecute employment law cases. Many times an employee calls into our firm, and they have the belief that they have a case worth millions of dollars in compensation because they had been fired unfairly and without notice. Unfortunately, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have at-will employment laws that mean an employer can usually terminate an employee without cause, and they can do this without the need for a notice. While it’s unfair, it doesn’t make it unlawful.

What Laws Protect You?

Usually, you can’t make a claim based on wrongful termination, but you do have cases where you could potentially make a case. For example, employees who belong to a civil service or a union will normally have additional protections that prohibit employers from discriminating against them. When an employer discriminates against them in one of these protected categories, the disgruntled employee could be entitled to compensation. Every case, however, requires careful examination because it depends on the facts. The lawyer will review the case to see if you have a claim for any of the following scenarios:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment-related claims

Our lawyers represent employees in the state and federal courts, and they do this in front of the federal employment agencies. When it comes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they oversee that equal employment opportunities take place within the federal workplace, and they handle the cases with discrimination and retaliation.

Representing Employees Who were Wronged

We represent the employees who were wronged in all the proceedings that have to do with EEOC. This means that we look at the administrative hearings, judicial appeals, and we look at the investigations as well. We also litigate based on employees right on the federal and state level. What are the cases where we can help? We can help when you are a federal employee or one of the members from a protected class that has faced discrimination within the workplace.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

When You have the Right to Pursue a Claim

When you have an employer who wronged you, you have the right to pursue a claim. For example, if they discriminated against you in the workplace, you could have the right to file and pursue a claim for the monetary damages that happened as a result. When the Equal Employment Offices look at issues with discrimination, they look at some of the following possibilities:

  • National origin
  • Act
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy

Advocating for employees matter because the law will sometimes go in favor of the more powerful without qualified legal representation. We have handled a variety of cases that involve a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, employer reprisal, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination claims. Remember, however, that New York, Connecticut and New Jersey differ from some of the other states in the fact that you can unfairly be fired if you don’t belong to a union or something else that protects you.

Your Right to Competent Legal Representation

While every federal agency will have different processes when it comes to handling complaints surrounding EEOC, they all have a legal obligation to act on cases where discrimination happened. Many times discrimination comes in the form of wrongful discharge, disciplinary actions, differential treatment, mistreatment and retaliation for filing claims. Any adverse action that was taken against you unfairly could be grounds for a legal claim. We will discuss the specifics of your case to determine if you have an actual case. The process of EEOC can be somewhat complicated, which is why you must hire lawyers who understand this area of law. They should have a background in representing individuals with these cases, and they should have the litigation skills to negotiate on your behalf. If the offensive behavior was taken on the behalf of an employee, we have an aim to stop it, and if possible, we will seek ways that you can receive compensation for your pain and suffering.

The EEOC will investigate discrimination of any kind because an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere. Any type of unfair hiring or firing practice could become legal ground to compensation. Employers could soon find themselves under the authority of the EEOC. Workplace discrimination can also sometimes be more subtle than this. For example, it could involve harassment in the workplace based on religion, nationality or race. Anything that has occurred with regular frequency and creates a work environment that is hostile could be grounds for retaliation. In addition, when an employer retaliates against an employee for filing discrimination charged, the EEOC could be called in to investigate.

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