Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodations

Discrimination takes many forms - disability discrimination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, and race discrimination are just a few ways in which a workplace becomes a hostile environment for employees. If you have experienced discrimination of any kind contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Consultation

“Do I have a case?” is the biggest question on clients’ minds. Schedule a consultation with an attorney for an honest analysis of your situation, and what steps might come next.

Negotiation

Negotiating settlement with an employer is often the first step in seeking recompense for discrimination. This involves your attorney communicating directly with your employer’s counsel to reach an agreement.

Litigation

While most cases settle before any lawsuits are filed, we have engaged in forceful litigation in state and federal courts and can help you understand what litigation might entail.

Understanding Reasonable Accommodations

New York state law requires employers to work with employees with disabilities to find a reasonable accommodation for disabilities. If you have been denied an accommodation or believe your employer is discriminating against you, contact us for a consultation.

Resources from our Blog

Law360 Quotes Senior Associate Alex Berke in Article Covering Gov. Hochul’s Recent Proposal to Initiate Prenatal Leave

January 25, 2024
Senior Associate Alex Berke is quoted by Law360 in an article about proposed prenatal leave in New York.

Senior Associate Alex Berke Quoted in Recent Article Published by the American Bar Association

December 18, 2023
Senior Associate Alex Berke shares thoughts and advice in recent article published by the ABA.

Berke-Weiss Law Represents Plaintiff in an Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit Covered By NPR

December 15, 2023
NPR recently covered a complaint filed in the NYS Supreme Court with Berke-Weiss Law as counsel for the plaintiff.

Law360 Quotes Senior Associate Alex Berke in Article Covering Recent Court Decision

December 13, 2023
Senior Associate Alex Berke is quoted in a Law360 article covering the firm's recent win in Frazier v. FCBC Development Corp. et al.

Remote Work Allows More Women with Children Remain Employed

November 20, 2023
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Researchers are piecing together the effects of the pandemic on work life, one being the increase in employment of women with children due to remote work opportunities.

Breaking Down the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

November 13, 2023
The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) has gone into effect and aims to require covered employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant people.

Berke-Weiss Law Recognized by Super Lawyers for Legal Excellence in 2023

November 2, 2023
Berke-Weiss Law is excited to announce that Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, and Rosa Aliberti have been selected to the 2023 New York-Metro: Women’s Edition Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Effects of Remote Work Coming into Focus

October 30, 2023
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Years after the Covid-19 pandemic, temporary workplace solutions turn into longterm practices.

Vassar College Faces Lawsuit Alleging Decades-Long Gender Pay Gap

October 18, 2023
Five professors file a lawsuit claiming Vassar College "underpays, underpromotes, and unfairly evaluates female full professors.'

EEOC Issues Draft for Update to Workplace Harassment Guidance

October 9, 2023
The EEOC releases updates to workplace harassment guidance for the first time in over 20 years.

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