01. Employment Law

Employment Law

If you believe you are a victim of employment discrimination or harassment based upon impermissible factors such as age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or military service, we may be able to help. Contact us if you have been treated unlawfully by your employer. We have had great success fighting on behalf of clients in the following areas:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Physical & Mental Disability Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation & Homophobia Discrimination
  • Discrimination for utilizing Personal, Medical, or Family Leave
  • Military Service


Michael Diederich has successfully handled over 600 employment discrimination matters (e.g., gender, age, race, national origin, disability). He has successfully tried several federal court civil rights cases to verdict, including a pregnancy discrimination trial, Blake v. Nyack ($190,000 verdict and reinstatement of employment), and a civil rights case (Anderson v. Osborne) resulting in a $650,000 jury verdict for his client. He recently settled a high-profile, precedent-setting civil rights case against a municipality, the Town of Chester, for $3.75 million (Sherman v Town of Chester, 752 F3d 554 (2d Cir 2014))

​Mr. Diederich also favorably influenced the U.S. Supreme Court through my amicus curiae briefs in C&A Carbone, Inc. v. Town of Clarkstown, 511 U.S. 383 (1994); United Haulers Assn., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007) and Town of Chester, N.Y. v. Laroe Estates, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1645 (2017). He has successfully represented individuals and small businessmen against state governmental administrative action (Matter of Sylvia Wright, Sup. Ct. NY Cty 2019; Matter of Executive Cleaning Services Corp. v. N.Y.S. Dept. of Labor, 3d Dept 2021). He has filed petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court several times.

50+ Years of Accumulated Practice

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