Firings / Employment TerminationSince 1999, the Ottinger Firm has exclusively represented employees in New York City, New York State and northern New Jersey who have faced wrongful termination or a retaliatory firing.
Wrongful termination claims

Wrongful termination claims
The types of wrongful termination claims of employees in New York and northern New Jersey include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Failing to follow company termination procedures
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Illegal Employer Activity
  • Retaliatory Firings


Retaliatory Firings
Under federal and state law, an employer is prohibited from:

  • firing
  • demoting
  • harassing, or otherwise
  • retaliating against an employee for raising complaints about employment discrimination
  • illegal pay practices
  • harassment on the job, or
  • other illegal workplace conduct

Unlike other New York City law firms, we handle employment law cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you obtain a just and fair settlement or court judgment. We believe this fee arrangement aligns our interests with clients in obtaining an efficient resolution of their cases.

Transparency and effective communications are cornerstones to our practice. We employ technology to keep clients continually apprised of the status of their cases and to maintain an ongoing dialogue with them. Clients are entitled to know exactly what’s happening at any given time.

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against for exercising your employment law rights, call us today at 888-453-4938 or contact us using our online form for a free initial consultation.

Money Disputes

Employers in New York and northern New Jersey do not always comply with wage and hour laws regarding overtime pay. These violations can affect an individual employee, or sometimes a large group of employees. The Ottinger Firm has taken on employers large and small to make sure employees obtain the wages to which they are entitled.

  • Overtime / Wage and Hour disputes: We have handled wage and hour cases, including class actions, for over a decade in metropolitan New York City and throughout the state of New York. We know the various methods that employers in New York and northern New Jersey use to avoid their legal obligation to pay overtime under federal and state wage and hour laws.
  • Severance Packages: The Ottinger Firm has years of experience assisting New York and northern New Jersey executives to obtain favorable severance deals. We represent employees exclusively and are always prepared to advocate on your behalf and help you negotiate a better severance deal. We understand the nuances and key bargaining points in helping executives and other high-level employees obtain what they value most in severance deals.
  • Bonus Disputes: The bonus dispute process may be frustrating for someone who has worked diligently for a company and expects to be compensated for his or her work, but we are here to successfully assist you through all of your employment issues.

Unlike other New York City law firms, we typically handle employment law cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you obtain a just and fair settlement or court judgment. We believe this fee arrangement aligns our interests with clients in obtaining an efficient resolution of their matters.

If you believe that your employer in New York or northern New Jersey is withholding benefits or wages you are owed, call for a free consultation on the legal options available to you. You don’t want to lose your legal rights because of unnecessary delays.

Discrimination on the Job

Employers unfortunately discriminate against employees based on their physical characteristics or individual beliefs that have nothing to do with their abilities or skills. The law recognizes this and protects workers from discrimination based on age, disability, illness, pregnancy, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation.

Cases we handle include:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Illness/Family Medical Leave Act claims
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination; and
  • Sexual Harassment

The Ottinger Firm concentrates in employment law and our experienced attorneys exclusively represent employees in metropolitan New York City, throughout the state of New York, and in northern New Jersey. We have a long track record of helping employees protect their rights against discrimination on the job.

Unlike other New York City law firms, we handle employment law cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you obtain a just and fair settlement or court judgment. We believe this fee arrangement aligns our interests with clients in obtaining an efficient resolution of their cases.