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Derek T. Smith

Derek T. Smith

Employment Discrimination Lawyers Representing Employees Exclusively.
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights
  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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Derek T. Smith is an experienced New York City Labor & Employment Law and sexual harassment Attorney in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia who has particular experience in the areas of employment discrimination, workplace sexual harassment, civil rights litigation, labor & employment law and civil litigation. Attorney Derek Smith is admitted to the state bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D.
Universit' de Droit d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix Marseille
Certificat d'Etudes Politiques
University of Michigan Law School
B.A.
Professional Experience
Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.L.LC.
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Philadelphia Sexual Harassment Laws & Lawyers
Philadelphia Employment Law Blog
New Jersey Sexual Harassment Laws & Lawyers
New Jersey Employment Law Blog
Labor & Employment Law Attorneys | NYC-NJ-Philadelphia
Employment Law Review
New York City Sexual Harassment Attorneys
New York City Employment Law Blog
New York City Employment Law Blog
Employment Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2669612
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Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
Current
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
United States District Court District of New Jersey
United States District Court Eastern District of New York
United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Northern District of New York
United States District Court Southern District of New York
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    No fee unless we recover for you.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken
  • French: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC
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New York City Sexual Harassment Laws & Lawyers
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Employment Discrimination in NYC - NJ - Philadelphia
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Employment Law Blog: Sexual Harassment & Workplace Discrimination
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New York City Sexual Harassment Attorney

New York City Sexual Harassment Attorney Derek T. Smith represents employees facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination and is illegal. Sexual harassment comes in two forms "Quid Pro Quo" sexual harassment and "Hostile Work Environment" sexual harassment. If you feel you are facing employment sexual harassment in either form, contact the New York City sexual harassment attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC. We offer a free consultation and charge no fee unless we recover for you. Call toll-free today at 877-469-5297 or visit our website at http://discriminationandsexualharassmentlawyers.com/

Disability Discrimination | Employment Discrimination Lawyer in NYC - NJ - PA

The New York City, Philadelphia & New Jersey disability discrimination attorneys at the employment law firm of Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC offer hard-hitting legal representation for those suffering from disability discrimination in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. If you are being harassed, denied employment, or denied accommodations in the workplace for a disability, our New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey disability discrimination attorneys will provide effective and efficient legal counsel for your disability discrimination lawsuit. If you are disabled, it legally should not impact your ability to gain and maintain meaningful employment. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York Human Rights Law, employers cannot treat qualified individuals differently because of a handicap or disability, or perceived disability. Importantly, employers must provide “Reasonable Accommodations” to disabled individuals. Unlawful discriminatory employment practices refer to discrimination in the hiring, firing, and the terms and conditions of employment, as well as job training. “Discrimination” also refers to harassment within the workplace. An employer cannot discriminate against any disabled person for requesting reasonable and legal medical leave or a reasonable accommodation. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your dis ability call the employment attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group today at 877.469.5297 for a free consultation.

Unwanted Physical Contact | Sexual Harassment Lawyer in NYC - NJ - PA

Has your personal space been violated at work? Did someone touch or abuse you without your consent? One of the most traumatizing forms of sexual harassment is unwanted physical contact. Unwelcome touching can range from offensive shoulder patting to outright sexual assault. The goal is generally the same: to make a person feel demoralized and intimidated. Sexual Harassers use these tactics to exert control over the target. Now it is your time to fight back. If you have been the victim of unwanted physical contact at work, a Manhattan lawyer at the Derek Smith Law Group can help you file a EEOC claim for sexual harassment or bring a sexual harassment lawsuit in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania state or federal courts

Workplace Sexual Coercion | Sexual Harassment Lawyer in NYC - NJ - PA

By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure by intimidation, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will.” Sexual Coercion can be overt or covert which makes it hard to identify. Sexual coercion includes all forms of sexual contact, including intercourse, oral sex, kissing, petting and more. Abusers use a range of pressure tactics to convince the victim to submit to sexual activity when the victim has already refused. Sexual coercion harassment is unwanted or excessive contact or communication with a person of a sexual nature, to the point where that person feels intimidated, traumatized, tired or afraid. Coercion involves physical force or spoken sexual threats that restricts another person's choice or freedom to preform their work responsibilities.

Sexual Orientation Harassment | Sexual Harassment Lawyer in NYC-NJ-PA

Were you harassed or treated unfairly at work due to your sexual orientation? Were you treated unfairly because of bias and prejudice? Unfortunately, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer LGBT (LGBTQ) community are just as susceptible to sexual harassment in the workplace as anyone else — in some New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia work environments, LGBTQ individuals are at an even higher risk. Many instances of gay and lesbian harassment go unreported, making victims feel like they don’t have a voice. Now is your time to fight back. If you have been exposed to this type of sexual harassment contact our sexual harassment lawyers in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia today.

Supervisor Sexual Harassment | Sexual Harassment Lawyer in NYC-NJ-PA

Perhaps it began innocent enough. A request to meet after work, over drinks, to discuss a big project. Maybe your boss asked for your phone number to reach you in case of emergencies. Or perhaps something extreme happened — your supervisor exposed himself to you. In any event, supervisor sexual harassment is illegal and could be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit. An employer is vicariously liable for a

Co- Worker Sexual Harassment | Sexual Harassment Lawyer NYC-NJ-PA

You might have been told employment sexual harassment is only illegal if committed by your supervisor. That just isn’t so — there are many situations where you can pursue legal recourse if you have been sexually harassed by colleagues or workplace peers. Co-worker sexual harassment often creates a hostile work environment, affecting you both professionally and emotionally. But, you do not have to accept injustice at work anymore. Knowing where and when to turn for help is imperative, so speak with our New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia Attorneys at the Derek T. Smith Law Group today. We can help you seek justice for your emotional and financial suffering.

Hostile Work Environment: New York City Sexual Harassment Lawyers

If workplace harassment or discrimination is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an employee’s ability to do his/her job, it's possible that workplace has become a hostile work environment. Contact our Sexual harassment attorneys today for a FREE consultation to discuss your hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. Our New York City sexual harassment lawyers serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island and throughout the state of New York. We also represent employees sexual harassment cases in New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Washington D.C. http://discriminationandsexualharassmentlawyers.com/aop/hostile-work-environment/

Derek T. Smith | New York City Employment Lawyer

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New York Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Law Firm - Derek T. Smith Law Group

The Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC focuses on New York employment law. Many of our legal cases involve claims and lawsuits that seek damages for sexual harassment, discrimination, and hostile work environment in New York City and serves clients in and around Brooklyn, New York, Long Island City, Staten Island, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Middle Village, Woodside, Ridgewood, Astoria, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Kings County, New York County, Queens County and Richmond County.

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New York City Office
30 Broad Street
35th floor
New York, NY 10004
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 469-5297
Telephone: (212) 587-0760
Fax: (212) 587-4169
Philadelphia Office
1845 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 469-5297
Telephone: (215) 391-4790
Fax: (212) 587-4169