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Goddard Law’s Labor and Employment litigation practice seeks equality in the workplace. Our dedicated attorneys offer clients experienced, sophisticated, and cost-effective representation in discrimination and retaliation cases. Goddard Law has prevailed in actions involving all manner of employment discrimination claims, including sexual harassment, age, race, religion, gender, disability, and sexual orientation. Goddard Law is dedicated to representing employees and other individuals in all industries and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices at work. We understand how powerless individuals facing discrimination and retaliation can feel, and we have made it our duty to empower our clients to stand up to employers who have wronged them and also to move forward in the job market with confidence. The attorneys at Goddard Law are dogged and tenacious and don’t think twice about taking on employers of any size. As evidenced from the firms’ three recent trial wins, including jury verdicts of $1.34 million, $13.4 million and $2.35 million, Goddard Law is not afraid of “David and Goliath” situations. Our cases have been covered by major media outlets including the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Telemundo, Law.com, and The Daily Mail.

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Megan Goddard

Managing Attorney

Megan Goddard is an employment discrimination lawyer devoted to protecting equality in the workplace. She represents victims of all types of discrimination, including race, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin, as well as victims of sexual harassment...

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Elizabeth Budnitz

Associate Attorney

Elizabeth Budnitz has over ten years of experience in the public sector, working for justice both in the United States and abroad. After graduating from Brooklyn Law School (a member of the Brooklyn Law Review), she clerked for The Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of...

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Monica Welby

Associate Attorney

Monica Welby joined Goddard Law PLLC in September 2019. She represents individuals who face discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. Prior to joining the firm, Monica was the Deputy Director of Litigation at the Legal Action Center, a non-profit based in New York City, where she...

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Goddard Law Weekly

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Mass Layoffs

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers some protection to workers, their families and communities against plant closings and/or mass layoffs, by requiring employers to give their workers sixty days notice before a plant closin

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BLOG OF THE WEEK

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

When a company navigates through layoffs, it must be mindful of its current employees. Past research has shown that layoffs and termination can cause stress-related illnesses such as burnout, which was more than twice as high to companies that had downsized compared to those who didn’t. For prospective workers, nearly half of workers said hearing about the company announcing layoffs would make them leave the recruiting process. Leaders are in a unique position during these dark times. They can easily set the tone for a company moving forward.

–Kyle Schnitzer; reporter for Ladders

LIST OF THE WEEK

from Paid Leave For All

Paid Leave For All
  • 19% of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through an employer and only 40 percent have access to short-term disability insurance. 
  • Nearly 1 in 4 employed mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth.
  • One in 5 retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned to care for an ill family member. 
  • 84% of voters support a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy that covers all working people.