New York Age, Race, and Disability Discrimination and Employment Lawyer William Sipser
Bill Sipser has been a leading practitioner in the area of Labor Law and Employment Law Discrimination for almost thirty years. His practice is focused on representing clients in age discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, and other matters involving employee rights. Bill has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, and before several governmental agencies involving representation of individuals and labor unions.
Bill has prosecuted significant cases, including appeals before the Appellate Division of the State of New York as well as the federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He argued a critical employment discrimination issue before the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, in September 2004. He has briefed, argued, and won important cases before the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, in Manhattan. He has also tried hundreds of administrative cases and arbitrations concerning employment issues, including grievances and discharge cases.
Recognized for his success in participating in employment discrimination alternative dispute resolution, Bill was one of the featured speakers and participants in a forum on mediation of employment disputes in a continuing legal education seminar held at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Why My Practice is Focused on Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination is not innocent – it harms all of us. Whether it is we who are the subject of the discrimination, or our family members, neighbors, or acquaintances – we all deserve equal protection in the workplace against illegal discrimination.
Unfortunately, companies continue to break the anti-discrimination laws. Today, the forms of discrimination engaged in by companies are sometimes less obvious than the overt forms of discrimination formerly practiced. Instead of outright firing individuals on the basis of discrimination, companies may wrongfully demote (or refuse to promote) people, reduce wages, or make working conditions difficult.
We are familiar with illegal discrimination and wrongful employment practices in the many forms in they occur, and have long represented employees in all forms of workplace discrimination and illegal practices. I would invite you to contact us if you have been the victim of illegal workplace conduct so that you may find out how we can help.
For over 30 years, my practice has focused on helping workers who have been subject to discrimination in the workplace. I represent individuals in matters of:
- Workplace discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Equal Pay
Education and Background
Bill served as an Assistant Commissioner for Labor Relations in the New York City Department of Correction, where he was responsible for ensuring stable labor relations in this major city agency, with its approximately 13,000 uniformed and civilian employees. He also served as an Associate in the law firm of Sipser, Weinstock, Harper & Dorn, LLP, and worked extensively and closely with his late father, I. Philip Sipser, who was one of the foremost labor attorneys in the country.
Bill graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was an Associate Editor of the Association of Student International Law Societies’ International Law Journal.
He is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Washington D.C. Bar, the New Jersey State Bar, the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the District of New Jersey and the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals.
- Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
- University of Wisconsin B.A., 1981
- District of Columbia, 1988
- New Jersey, 1986
- New York, 1986