Advocates for Workplace Fairness
We fight for justice with honor. Whether working with a client, negotiating with an adversary, or collaborating with a colleague, the principles of integrity, decency, and kindness guide us.”
Courage: It takes courage for employees to stand up for their rights. We honor their courage by fighting hard to achieve justice for them.”
Transformation: Our society ties our basic necessities to our employment. Advocating for workplace justice, not only transforms working conditions, but it also transforms our everyday lives and material conditions, and in doing so disrupts systems of oppression.”
Judgment: Our approach is to do what's best for the client. We have the sense to negotiate when possible and the confidence to take cases to trial when necessary.”
Many employees have legitimate concerns about illegal workplace practices that are ignored or dismissed. Our goal is to advocate for our clients and, importantly, make sure that they feel heard.”
Working Together: Our work is to make sure you get paid for yours.”
Determination: We are determined to provide excellent advice and service to our clients, backed by knowledge, reason and compassion.”
Corporations are not people and do not have principles. The purpose of a corporation is to maximize profits, which often conflicts with the interests of its workers. The best way to enforce workers' rights is for lawyers like us to make it expensive for corporations to violate them.”
Client Alert: Please read this special message.
Our firm is dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals and talent), not employers, in all industries, across all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and our profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace.
Our attorneys advise and represent clients in matters involving former employers, current employers, and potential future employers and partnerships. We also represent groups of employees collectively, as well as executive teams in transition. Our international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives and partners.
Our lawyers are recognized as some of the most qualified and highly skilled in the field of employment law. Best Lawyers and U.S. News ranked Outten & Golden as “Best Law Firm” in Litigation - Labor & Employment and Employment Law – Individuals. In December 2014, Legal Leaders ranked Outten & Golden “New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers for Labor & Employment.” Many of our lawyers are AV- rated by Martindale Hubbell and have been recognized by Super Lawyers in the field of “Employment Law – Employee.” Legal 500 recognized O&G as a leader in “Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation – labor and employment.”