Cases like this are a sad reminder that age discrimination and race discrimination are still problems in New York
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
In recent New York employment law news, the Waldorf-Astoria hotel is being sued for age and race discrimination in New York in an age and race discrimination lawsuit (Index # 22865 of 2011) filed in Queens Supreme Court.
"Cases like this are a sad reminder that age discrimination and race discrimination are still problems in New York,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s workplace discrimination law firms.
Egyptian-born Samir Abdel-Mesih, 53, a banquet captain, is suing for lost pay and emotional distress, according to the New York Daily News.
According to the suit, Waldorf-Astoria management hired younger white managers to do the same job as captains like Abdel-Mesih.
The hotel also slashed tips and increased the work load, according to the workplace discrimination lawsuit. The gratuities for captains were cut 50%, resulting in the loss of nine captains, ranging in age from 50 to 91, reported the New York Daily News.
The number of guests Abdel-Mesih was assigned rose from 125 to 400, said the New York workplace discrimination lawsuit.
New York civil rights violation lawyers understand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, and religion. New York’s Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in New York’s workplace based on age, race, national origin and other specified classes. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against people 40 or older.
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm provide expert representation in employment law matters, representing victims of New York workplace discrimination.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York workplace discrimination and employment discrimination claims. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition 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 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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
**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."