Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law – Employee, Labor Law, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

Steven Fingerhut serves as a Partner at Phillips & Associates, where he employs a proactive approach to advocate for his clients and stands as a staunch supporter of those who may otherwise lack a voice. Over the past four years, he has secured settlements totaling more than $7 million for his clients. Most notably, Mr. Fingerhut recently achieved a significant victory in Queens County Supreme Court, where he successfully litigated a sexual harassment case resulting in a unanimous jury verdict. The case, Grant v. Pexie Enterprises, Inc. and Carl A. Lashley, Index No.: 704041/2015, held the defendants liable for sexual harassment, assault, battery, and an unlawful constructive discharge of the plaintiff. Notably, this victory came for a client who had been employed by the defendants for less than two weeks. Mr. Fingerhut, alongside co-counsel, also secured a favorable judgment after a hard-fought trial for a client who had faced discrimination by her supervisor and wrongful termination due to pregnancy in the case Weng v. Fancy Lee Sushi Bar & Grill, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183657 (E.D.N.Y., Nov. 18, 2017).

Dedicated to providing robust representation to individuals experiencing employment discrimination in New York City, Steven Fingerhut vigorously defends the rights of those subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination based on various protected characteristics, including race, sexual orientation, and disability. He actively participates in the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) and has earned recognition from esteemed legal organizations such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Institute of Legal Counsel, and the Lead Counsel Review Board. Steven advocates for individuals facing harassment in both large, Fortune 500 companies and smaller establishments with fewer than 10 employees.

Steven Fingerhut graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2010, holding a degree in mathematics and a minor in art history. He completed his legal education at Albany Law School in May 2013. Early in his legal career, Mr. Fingerhut served as a clerk for the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn in Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York, providing him valuable insights into the federal judiciary. Subsequently, he practiced at a small firm specializing in employment law, particularly in FINRA matters. Mr. Fingerhut is admitted to the State Bar of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York, and the New Jersey Federal District Court.

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