Domestic Employees

Protecting the Rights of Domestic Workers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Proven Employment Lawyer in New York City

More than 10 years ago, the state of New York amended the New York State Human Rights Law to extend protection to domestic workers across the state. Known as the “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” the statute protects domestics from harassment based on gender, race, religion and national origin, and entitles them to overtime pay, time off and eligibility for disability benefits under New York’s workers compensation laws. Unfortunately, many individuals who hire domestic workers either are not aware of the protections or choose to ignore them. If you are a domestic worker in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, and your rights have been violated, the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller can help.

At the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller, we have offered assertive and empathetic legal counsel to clients in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for nearly two decades. We understand that for many, work comprises close to half of your waking life. When you are being treated unfairly on the job, it can have a devastating impact on many other areas of your life.

When you hire us to protect your rights as a domestic worker, we’ll take the time to carefully determine the facts and circumstances of your case. No claim is too big or too small for us. We’ll keep you up to date on all developments in your case, as well as your options and your chances of success, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed. We are committed to being available and accessible when you have questions or concerns and strive to return all calls and emails in a timely manner.

We offer a free initial consultation in most employment law matters. To arrange a meeting, contact our offices online or call us at (212) 229-2249.

Protecting the Rights of Domestic Workers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, a domestic is defined as anyone “employed in a home or residence for the purpose of caring for a child, serving as a companion for a sick, convalescing or elderly person, housekeeping, or for any other domestic service purpose.” We aggressively fight for the rights of domestic workers who have been denied minimum wage, or who have been subjected to harassment or discrimination in violation of New York law.

We’ll gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence to support your claim, and will prepare and file the documents required throughout the legal process. We’ll also be your advocate in all meetings, hearings and proceedings, working to recover full and fair compensation for your losses under New York law.

Contact Our Offices

For an appointment to discuss your options when you’ve been discriminated against as a domestic worker, call the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller at (212) 229-2249 or contact us by email. There won’t be any charge for your first consultation. Evening and weekend consultations can be arranged upon request and Spanish translation services are available.

We take all employment law disputes on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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