I am pleased to report some of our recent successes in protecting New York’s working men and women from unscrupulous employers who try to rob them, or intimidate them, of their legal wages and workplace rights:
Cynthia Esteves worked at a restaurant in Brooklyn. A regular customer persisted in sexually harrassing her, under the protection of Cynthia’s manager, who the customer was dating. The restaurant also miscalculated her hours worked in order to pay her less than she was entitled to. After receiving our Letter of Demand, the restaurant capitulated to a great settlement to compensate Cynthia for her sexual harrasment and unpaid wages.
Maggie O’Sullivan worked in a night club in Manhattan. Her employer refused to pay her for all the weeks she worked. Also, he forced Maggie to split her tips with coworkers who were not otherwise entitled to tips. The employer tried to slip out of its legal obligation by avoiding court and forcing us to file a default judgment. But eventually we prevailed and negotiated an excellent settlement for Maggie.
It’s tremendously gratifying to protect New York’s working men and women who have unpaid wages, wages & hours, sexual harrasment, and other problems with employers who refuse to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.
**The client names above and other identifying information have been changed for the purpose of privacy.