Employees have the right to be treated fairly at work. A number of state and federal laws are designed to ensure that you are hired, paid, and treated in a fair and just manner by your employers. With that in mind, you should never settle for less than you deserve. The Howley Law Firm represents professionals, executives, and employees in the areas of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. Our attorneys have exceptional knowledge and skill in the realm of employment law, allowing us to protect your rights efficiently and effectively.
Several government programs are designed to protect and reward whistleblowers when they come forward with evidence of fraud, bribery, and similar illegal activities. It’s not unusual for whistleblowers to walk away with hundreds of thousands of dollars—if not millions of dollars—in exchange for their reports. Whether you have information about fraudulent activity pertaining to a corporate employee, a private individual, or another entity, you must follow the proper channels. The Howley Law Firm has extensive experience helping whistleblowers qualify for governmental rewards and legal protections in exchange for their information. We represent clients nationwide in all of the major whistleblower programs.
You have the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace and on college campuses. Your employer or college must take steps to protect you from unwelcome sexual advances, sexually offensive comments, and inappropriate touching. You also have the right to report sexual harassment and demand that it stop without fear of retaliation. If you have suffered from sexual harassment, you may be entitled to recover compensation for lost earnings, denial of a promotion, raise or educational opportunity, emotional distress, and punitive damages. You may also be entitled to an injunction or court order protecting you from future harassment and retaliation.