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Derek T. Smith, an attorney who is of counsel to the Akin Law Group, has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wage and Hour Laws, FMLA, Wage Theft Prevention Act, American Disabilities Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Mr. Smith is an attorney in good standing with an unblemished record, duly admitted to practice law in the State of New York, admitted in the State of New Jersey, and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, practicing in state and federal court.
After obtaining B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991) Mr. Smith continued his studies at the Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1994 and the Université de Droit, Marseille, France. Qualified as one of the Top Rated employment attorney by SuperLawyers (as one of the top 5% attorneys in employment law in New York City); Top rated attorney by Newsweek; Recognized by The New York Law Journal as having obtained one of the highest discrimination jury verdicts in New York Employment Law; Mr. Smith is a welcome addition to the Akin Law Group providing of counsel consultation.
Derek T. Smith is an experienced labor & employment law litigator who has particular experience in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, and claims of Retaliation.
For victims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment, whether in New York or in New Jersey one of the most difficult decision is the decision to say NO. Employees are often scared about taking on their employers alone knowing that their claims will often be denied by the harasser. For those employees expressing legitimate concerns, it is equally important to contact the right attorney.
The attorneys at the Akin Law Group, including of counsel like Mr. Smith, we are dedicated to protecting your rights in a compassionate, coherent and confident matter. If you have been subjected to sexual harassment anywhere in New York or New Jersey, including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, or at any other County, the employment law attorneys at the Akin Law Group can help you move forward with your claim and obtain the recovery that you deserve.
You don’t have to take the harassment or the abuse any more. We may be able to assist you in obtaining a transfer, obtain the severance that you deserve, obtain back-up, obtain front-pay, obtain a recovery for the emotional and psychological damages that you have sustained in addition to lost wages (together with liquidated damages for violations of the FLSA). To schedule a free private and confidential case evaluation, call the Akin Law Group at 646-817-8084.