Cecilia Ehresman

Cecilia Ehresman

Cecilia Ehresman focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, representing clients in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, education, and financial services. She has experience defending management against various claims of employment discrimination under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, NYSHRL and NYCHRL, wage and hour related litigation under the FLSA and New York Labor Law, contract disputes (e.g., restrictive covenants), tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, retaliation, family leave laws, and whistleblower statutes, in both state and federal courts and before government agencies. She also counsels clients regarding the implementation of employment policies and the handling of personnel issues, such as employee misconduct, family and medical leave eligibility, disability accommodations, hiring and discharge of personnel, civility, service animals, and workplace violence.

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About-Face on Face Masks

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, New York became the latest jurisdiction to require employers to supply cloth or surgical masks to employees who are essential workers interacting with the public. The development is the latest reflecting how rapidly guidance on face masks has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading

Halloween Parties Can Leave Employers “Haunted” By Discrimination

The last week of October can result in “double, double toil, and trouble” for employers. While workplace Halloween festivities may boost employee morale, they can also result in employer liability for discrimination and harassment in the workplace in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applicable state and local laws. To protect against this potential … Continue Reading