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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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Infectious Diseases and the Workplace

Getting sick can sometimes cause far more problems with your employer than you might imagine. Can you be fired for getting sick, or forced to stay home when a family member is sick? What do you do if you contract a serious contagious illness? It is impor

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You can’t take care of yourself if you are the go-to for everyone else...it can feel good in the moment to be a colleague’s go-to for a work request, but it can create an inescapable loop because when the moment passes. By overloading yourself with other people’s work requests to feel valuable you are creating a situation where you can’t care for yourself anymore. You may come to work sick or turn down much-needed vacations. Recovery is key to career success.You’re investing in your future self, you’re investing in your energy, you need that recovery time to recharge your batteries.

–Lisa Orbé-Austin; licensed psychologist


from Robert Half

Sickness in the Workplace

  • 90% of Americans show up to work sick.
  • 54% of employees go to work sick because they have too much work to do.
  • 40% of employees go to work sick because they don't want to use their sick days.