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Arbitration is an option to settle your employment dispute without heading to court.

We have been arbitrating cases for many years. We’ve successfully litigated cases in various practice areas of employment law through single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class actions. We can offer you a free consultation. Filippatos PLLC’s experienced litigation attorneys in NYC are ready to help you secure justice.

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When you have an employment dispute, you should know that taking the issue to court is not your only recourse. With the help of a New York litigation lawyer, you might be able to use an alternate route: arbitration.

Some employers make arbitration mandatory as a condition of employment, but Filippatos PLLC challenges mandatory arbitration agreements whenever possible.

Arbitration, also known as an alternative type of dispute resolution (ADR), is a private process in which disputing parties reach a resolution after reviewing evidence.

Mandatory Arbitration

Mandatory arbitration is enforced by some employers as a condition of employment. Employees try to evade arbitration agreements that their employers forced them to sign on grounds such as coercion, unconscionability, or lack of clarity.

Policy arguments against mandatory arbitration—sometimes called “cram-down arbitration”—include employers’ unfair bargaining power over employees.

Challenging mandatory arbitration agreements is an uphill battle in most jurisdictions because of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of 1925, which contains very strong provisions in favor of arbitration and enforcing arbitration agreements.

Often mandatory arbitration is part of a more comprehensive ADR program that includes stepped procedures—where parties go from direct negotiations, to mediation, to arbitration—and provisions regarding the allocation of fees and costs that reflect the entitlements embodied in the corresponding statutes governing court actions.

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Our team of experienced attorneys handles a variety of sub-categories, including:

  • Administrative Tribunals(CCHRO, EEOC, FINRA, NLRB, NYCCHR, NYSCHR, OATH)
  • Bonuses & Compensation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Court Actions
  • Discovery
  • Exit Strategies
  • Garden Leaves
  • Hearings & Trials
  • Injunctions & Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)
  • Legal Research & Briefing
  • Liability & Damages Assessments
  • Mandatory Arbitration
  • Motion Practice
  • Negotiation & Mediation

Administrative Tribunals

Administrative Tribunals are agencies at all levels of government—federal, state, and local—that investigate and sometimes adjudicate labor and employment disputes.

These agencies are part of the executive function of government and are usually presided over by an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). Agency adjudications may be conducted through hearings or trials.

Such administrative tribunals include CCHRO, EEOC, FINRA, NLRB, NYCCHR, NYSCHR, and OATH. While court actions are public, administrative tribunals are usually conducted in private.

Hearings and Trials

Hearings and trials are proceedings that occur both before Administrative Tribunals and Courts.

While hearings involve discrete legal issues that have to be decided during the course of a case, trials result in one party winning and the other losing the case.

A trial ends in a verdict that is rendered by a jury, except when it is a “bench trial,” where the verdict is returned by a judge.

New York City Litigation and Arbitration Attorneys For You

Parisis G. (“Gerry”) Filippatos has successfully represented both individuals and groups in federal and state court litigation over the past three decades.

Whenever possible, Filippatos PLLC will challenge mandatory arbitration agreements governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of 1925 that threaten to prevent our clients from having their day in court before a jury of their peers.

If you are contemplating litigation or arbitration against your current or former employer, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let our experience work for you.

We practice in New York, including the Greater Tri-State area of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida.

Filippatos PLLC is Dedicated to Finding the Right Solution for You

At Filippatos PLLC, we believe all individuals—from factory workers to boardroom executives—are entitled to dignity and respect. Our team of experienced litigation lawyers will fight hard to secure you the justice you deserve.

Please give us a call at 888-9-JOBLAW, send us a chat, fill out our online form, or schedule a free Zoom consultation so we may discuss the details of your case.

We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.