NY Discrimination Lawyer for Women Anat Carmy Wiechman
Anat is an attorney both in New York and in Israel. She received her LL.B. degree in 2006 from Tel-Aviv University, magna cum laude. Upon graduation, she joined the litigation group of one of Israel’s leading law firms, Amit Pollak Matalon & Co., where she worked until moving to NYC and joining our team in April 2008. Anat specialized in litigation and appeared routinely before a wide range of courts and tribunals, advising local and foreign clients on a broad range of civil and commercial affairs, including labor law, tenders, contracts, administrative law, corporate law, property law and intellectual property law.
Why My Practice is Focused on Discrimination Against Women
Even today, women are still treated as second class employees at many companies. While discrimination may not be overt, nonetheless it exists.
As an example, when a promotion is to be given, often factors that should never be taken into account are in fact the keys to determining who will receive the promotion. A man may be seen as a good employee who will be with the company for the long term, with a family to support. Thus the man “needs” the promotion, and the company will receive the benefits over time of promoting the man.
A similarly qualified woman, on the other hand, may be seen as not needing the promotion since she may be thought of as not being the breadwinner for her family (as this is her husband’s role). The company may also be concerned that the woman will become pregnant, and leave the company. So the man gets promoted.
I and this firm fight against all forms of discrimination against women in the workplace. If you have been subjected to any form of discrimination based upon your gender, please call us so that we may learn about your situation, and so that we can explain how we can help.
More, A. Carmy Wiechman, “Precedent under Israeli law”, in: Precedent and the Law Reports to the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, 16-22 July 2006, Utrecht, (E.H. Hondius ed., 2007), 471
J. Choi, A.C. Pritchard, A.Carmy Wiechman, “Scandal Enforcement at the SEC: Salience and the Arc of the Option Backdating Investigation”. (Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1876725)
Education and Background
Anat received her LL.M. degree from NYU School of law in May 2011. During her studies at NYU School of Law, she served as a research assistant for Professor Stephen Choi and as a teaching assistant for Professor Mary Holland. Anat is deeply committed to advancing the civil rights of all individuals who find themselves in unjust and disempowered situations. Anat is fluent in English and Hebrew and brings a unique and international perspective to our case strategies.