Any lawmaker who values civil rights should see this legislation as what it is: legislation long overdue.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, announces his support for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women's Equality Act. Cuomo pushed the new 10-point legislation plan forward in his most recent State of the State address. He called for changes to NY State law in order to “break down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality based on gender.”
The law would provide stronger protections against pregnancy discrimination, workplace sexual harassment and workplace discrimination based on family status. The 10-point plan also covers other topics, including guarantees of equal pay, human trafficking laws, order-of-protection laws, and passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which protects a women's right to choose.
“The governor’s announcement signaled he is prioritizing women’s equality,” said Perecman. “Applause for an agenda that will address gender discrimination and gender inequality in New York State.”
Cuomo said the proposed bill would follow the spirit of 2010's Marriage Equality Act.
“Fairness and equality for women is something we at The Perecman Firm have long supported,” said Perecman. “It’s good to see that is high on the agenda of New York State, as well. Any lawmaker who values civil rights should see this legislation as what it is: legislation long overdue.”
“In addition to the issue of fairness, it’s been long said that the economic success of NYS depends partially on having the most dedicated, qualified and competent people as part of the workforce,” added Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years. “It’s time for equality.”
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the workplace can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of civil rights violation cases including harassment and discrimination in New York. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."