We successfully represent employees and workers who are subjected to wrongful employment practices. As a Female, African American/Black employment & harassment lawyer in New York City & in New Jersey, Laurie E. Morrison has first-hand experience with workplace harassment & abuse, and she fights against unlawful workplace issues, including, but not limited to:
Whether you need someone to consult with while you try to keep a job, or you are looking for an experienced NYC or NJ civil rights lawyer to fight for you in court or before the EEOC, we will protect your workers’ rights. Our practice is dedicated to serving employees in NYC and in NJ. Our law offices are located in downtown Manhattan and in New Jersey, and we offer free consultations. Give us a call and speak with our employment attorney about your job issues.
Laurie did an awesome job in getting a resolution for my case. She was the silver lining around the dark cloud for me. Laurie is a professional and I had total confidence in her abilities to represent me. I would totally use her again and highly recommend her services.
"Laurie provided me superb, factual and practical legal advice that allowed me to make a life changing decision about my career. I am financially, emotionally and professionally in a better place. I would rehire her over and over again."
"Perfect balance of knowledge, compassion and professionalism" – "I have had a few lawyers represent me in various situations but Laurie stands out as someone who really got involved and understood all the intricacies of my case. She was always quick to respond to calls/emails. I highly recommend this lawyer."
"If you are considering Laurie as a Lawyer I would recommended her to anyone who is in need of an honest,dedicated professional. In less than six months,Laurie settled my case and I cannot thank her enough."
"Laurie was excellent at guiding me to understand what was relevant and material and what was not. She kept me informed along the way and was also wonderfully supportive with respect to my health and legal challenges. I'd hire her again and fully recommend her to anyone who needs legal representation."
"Laurie is a very talented and savvy attorney. Most lawyers forget that they are dealing with other humans and remove the "people approach" when dealing with their clients. Laurie does the exact opposite. She is accessible, reliable, and she doesn't shy away from other strong-armed attorneys. Laurie is your attorney! She is very good – she won my case!"
"I could tell from our first conversation she truly cared and was so sincere I could hear the humanity in her voice. If you are considering Laurie as a Lawyer I would recommended her to anyone who is in need of an honest,dedicated professional. In less than six months,Laurie settled my case and I cannot thank her enough."
"I highly recommend Laurie. She is a very knowledgeable, thorough, and very thoughtful attorney. She prepared several employment documents for me, including an employment contract proposal, a non-solicitation and confidentiality agreement, and an independent contractor agreement."
"Laurie helped me bring suit against a Fortune 500 company on a discrimination case. Her knowledge, experience and empathy was something I will never forget. She sticks up for the little guy! I highly recommend Laurie."
"Laurie is an amazing attorney! She is a true advocate for people's civil rights. Laurie fought for my right as a woman to be treated equally, fairly, and justly in the workplace. I cannot thank her enough!"
"Laurie is very knowledgeable about employment law and thoroughly informed me of my rights, responsibility and the limitations of the law. I hired her after speaking four attorneys because she listened the best, was was willing to share her knowledge and was tenacious. Laurie certainly is tough but certainly not without compassion and care."
"Highly Recommended Attorney. You can not go wrong when you have a strong, hard working, and dedicated lawyer on your side as Mrs. Morrison. She won my case. Her positive energy and expertise makes you in a win win situation."
"Laurie represented me remarkably well and was there for me every step of the way through the successful resolution of my case. Laurie was highly responsive and kept me apprised throughout the process. She is truly the individual you want advocating for you. It was a true honor and privilege to work with such an outstanding, determined, and caring attorney! Highly recommend!"
"Mrs. Morrison was consistent to say the least, which is a good thing as at times I was overwhelmed with the idea of battling such a large company. She was dutiful in her ability to be reached via all modes of communication. In the end my case was settled for what I believe to be a reasonable monetary amount. I would recommend Mrs. Morrison without hesitation."
After receiving an unexpected job elimination I reached out to Laurie's firm. I told Laurie what I wanted, and she was able to successfully negotiate on my behalf for a better-than-offered agreement. While this was a very stressful time for me, she really kept me informed on the progress of the case. I would recommend Laurie Morrison to anyone who needs resolution of issues involving employment and retirement benefits.
Some of our most recent employment law achievements include
Successfully advocating before the New York State Senate to expand coverage of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) so that more workers are protected from employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Co-drafting sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADAAA), to expand statutory coverage to people with learning and other disabilities on behalf of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Successfully litigating and counseling clients on federal, state and local employment laws, including laws against discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace (e.g., Title VII, Section 1981, NYHRL); disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA); discrimination, retaliation and interference with medical and family leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Successfully litigating claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL), including helping workers receive overtime pay by defeating claims of exemptions from the FLSA, challenging misclassifications of employees as independent contractors, and establishing joint-employer status.
Successfully negotiating severance packages and benefits in connection with employment terminations.
Successfully drafting discovery and dispositive motions, including drafting a dispositive brief that resulted in successful oral argument before the New York Court of Appeals in the landmark case Hodes v. Pachter. The Hodes case interpreted Article 6 of the New York Labor Law to include statutory coverage for executives and determined when wages are deemed "earned" under the New York Labor Law.