Theodore Filippatos is a paralegal at the New York City law firm of Phillips & Associates. He graduated from New York University in 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in English & American literature. He is expected to graduate from Fordham University School of Law in New York in 2019. While attending Fordham, he sat on the Fordham Moot Court Board, the Fordham Environmental Law Review, and OUTLAWS, which is an LGBT Law Students’ Association. He has worked as a paralegal at different law firms. He is dedicated to helping the New York City employment attorneys at Phillips & Associates assist people who have experienced employment discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the job.
New York City has one of the broadest anti-discrimination laws in the country. The New York City Human Rights Law usually offers more protection to workers than does federal or state law. Protected characteristics include national origin, age, race, color, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or active military service member status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, caregiver status, unemployment status, and status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses.
Additionally, the New York City Human Rights Law provides liberal pregnancy accommodation rights, more protected classes, and health care continuation coverage duties for smaller employers. Depending on their size, New York City employers may need to comply with the New York City Human Rights Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, and various federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.