The Employment Law practice of O’Connell and Aronowitz involves the representation of clients in a full range of employment issues, including litigation over breach of employment contracts, wrongful discharge, enforcement of restrictive covenants and discriminatory employment practices such as sexual harassment, gender, racial, and religious discrimination matters.
Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience in both Federal and State courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitration before the New York State Division of Human Rights, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the State and Federal Departments of Labor.
We advise employers on compliance issues under various labor and employment laws, and counsel clients on how to develop workplace practices consistent with current law and with an eye toward avoiding future difficulties. Our attorneys provide assistance with employment issues that arise in connection with our firm’s general corporate representation. Our attorneys also conduct seminars on employment-related issues for businesses and labor unions.
Our attorneys have won notable verdicts including a $15.4 million jury verdict for an individual plaintiff in a sexual harassment trial. At the time, this was probably the largest verdict in the country for an individual employment discrimination claim. We also negotiated a $1.8 million settlement for 17 professors wrongfully fired from Bennington College.