Jesse Weinstein is a Litigation Associate at the law firm of Phillips & Associates. Mr. Weinstein worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office prior to joining our firm. As a prosecutor, he gained substantial trial experience as first-chair counsel in several jury and bench trials. He also led complex investigations and conducted dozens of hearings and grand jury presentations.
Mr. Weinstein also served in the United States Navy for four years as an Operations Specialist in San Diego. After his military service, he completed his undergraduate studies at Pace University and obtained his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Weinstein is dedicated to securing justice for workers who are dealing with misconduct such as workplace discrimination.
Workplace discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee negatively because of his or her membership in a protected class. Negative employment decisions that may constitute employment discrimination include termination, failure to hire, failure to promote, demotion, paying an employee less, or offering less favorable terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. For example, if you are not hired to a job because you are a black man, this would be race discrimination under Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. For another example, if you are not promoted to a customer-facing management position because you are of Middle Eastern origin and wear a hijab, this would likely be national origin and religious discrimination under Title VII, the NYSHRL, and the NYCHRL. However, each of the laws has its own nuances.