The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis

Mr. Christopher Davis specializes in employment-related trial matters and class actions on behalf of both employers and employees. During his career, Mr. Davis has served as class counsel on numerous nationwide employment class actions and has tried nearly 20 cases to verdict. Mr. Davis has been recognized by the press as an experienced trial attorney and employment law expert. He is regularly interviewed by print and television media outlets around the world, including The Associated Press, The Shriver Report, and CNN En Español. Mr. Davis began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the esteemed Manhattan District Attorneys’ office under then-District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. After winning numerous trials, he was appointed to the Sex Crimes Unit where he prosecuted and tried serious violent felonies, including rape and attempted murder cases. In private practice since 2006, Mr. Davis has worked for numerous employment law firms, including Thompson, Wigdor & Gilly, LLP (now Wigdor LLP), before starting his own law firm in 2014. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross, where he received Dean’s List Honors, and a Juris Doctor from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.

The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis is a nationally recognized New York employment law firm specializing in preventing, prosecuting, and defending employment lawsuits on behalf of businesses with real workplace problems. We pride ourselves on backing our clients with a sense of loyalty and purpose, and our successes are the result of the strong relationships we build with them. Tell us your workplace problems and we will find your win.

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  In August 2019, acting Governor Oliver signed the New Jersey Wage Theft Act, or WTA, into law, effectively making New Jersey’s wage and hour laws some of the most stringent in the nation. The WTA’s strict penalties for wage and hour violations are especially important for both employers and employees to consider as businesses begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. Notably, the WTA does not contain a provision that offers protection for employers due to financial hardships brought about by the pandemic. Some of the act’s key parts include enhanced damages for employees, a…
, the second largest processor of chicken, beef, and pork in the world, is facing criticism after an employee’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that, when the pandemic was first spreading in the United States, managers bet money on the number of employees who would become sick with the virus. The family of Isidro Fernandez, an employee who died after working for Tyson during the pandemic, claims that he caught the virus while working at the plant. Allegations Against Tyson Fernandez is one of at least five Tyson employees who died from the virus. Additionally, over…
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis is pleased to announce the opening of our New Jersey office, located at 354 Eisenhower Pkwy, Building 2, Suite 2775, Livingston, NJ. Our firm is proud of the work we have done for our clients in our New York Office, and we are excited to achieve successful results in New Jersey as well. We plan to continue to represent people with real workplace problems and help them find real working solutions. If you have faced issues in your New Jersey workplace, seek legal assistance today. The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis can…
Last Tuesday, a federal court denied the Justice Department’s attempt to block a defamation lawsuit filed by journalist E. Jean Carroll against President Trump. Caroll has accused Trump of raping her in a dressing room in the 1990s and published this account in her latest book. Trump has dismissed the allegations, denying ever meeting Carroll and claiming that she made up the incident in order to increase sales of her book. He also told reporters, “She’s not my type.” Carroll sued Trump last November for defamation of character, claiming that he publicly lied about having never met her.…
FDNY EMT Margot Loth has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in  Manhattan Federal Court against her former superior Donna Tiberi, an FDNY Deputy Chief. Loth claims that she was mistreated by Tiberi after her appearance in the 2019 FDNY sexy Calendar of Heroes as Miss March. Proceeds from the sale of these calendars go to the FDNY Foundation, which funds CPR training, fire safety education for New Yorkers, and equipment for FDNY members. After her appearance in the calendar, Toth alleges that Tiberi called her a “calendar girl” in a condescending and degrading manner.  Loth’s attorney, Vincent White, spoke…
Managing partner Christopher Q. Davis was quoted in an article published by Monster, the popular job search engine. Monster is a global employment website that helps connect job seekers with employers looking to hire. In an article about at-will employment and the shock of layoffs, Monster quoted Christopher saying ““Most employees start jobs and no one ever thinks about what’s going to happen in the event of termination.” The Monster article proceeds to provide information about legal protection during and after a layoff. Seek Legal Assistance Today If you believe you have been laid off due to a protected…
The New York City Human Rights Commission (NYCCHR) recently settled a lawsuit against Pax Assist, a contractor for both JFK and LaGuardia airports. Pax Assist provides wheelchairs to airport passengers with disabilities. NYCCHR’s lawsuit alleged that Pax Assist religiously discriminated against Muslim employees when it refused to allow them breaks for daily prayer or for meals at nighttime during Ramadan. Additionally, employees complained that managers made derogatory comments about Muslims. Alleged discriminatory comments from managers include “we’ll give you a break on our time, not your time” and “we don’t care about Ramadan.” JFK and LaGuardia Religious Discrimination Suit Settles…
Recent studies have exposed a significant link between increased reports of racial discrimination towards Asian Americans during the pandemic and deteriorating mental health. Charissa S.L. Cheah, PhD, of the University of Maryland and her colleagues recently published a study in Pediatrics detailing the detrimental impact of increased racism brought on by COVID-19. Researchers conducted a survey of 543 Asian American parents and 230 of their children and wrote, “This study revealed that a high percentage of Chinese American parents and their children personally experienced or witnessed anti-Chinese or anti-Asian American racial discrimination both online and in person due to the…
McDonald’s is currently facing a lawsuit seeking class action status that alleges racial discrimination against Black franchises. This lawsuit was filed last week in Illinois. The leading plaintiffs are two brothers, James Byrd Jr. and Darrell Byrd, who run four McDonald’s franchises in the Nashville, Tennessee area and are seeking up to $4-5 million in damages per store.  The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of 186 other Black-owned franchises throughout the nation. Each individual franchise can choose whether or not to be a part of the class. “There is a lot of fear amongst the current operators with regards…
The publisher of several magazines targeted towards young women has been sued over allegedly having a sexist workplace culture. A360 Media publishes Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, and Star. Brittany Romano, a former commerce writer at A360 Media, filed a gender and disability discrimination action with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). She alleged that her former employer has an abusive and “sexist, all boy club culture.” Romano’s suit, filed in New York, also alleges that a supervisor gave her menial duties on the basis of her sex.  Multiple Allegations of Discrimination against Publisher Romano was not…
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination against employers. The EEOC is currently extremely backlogged with cases. Recently, employment lawyers in New York have received a flurry of dismissals or non-action from southern district EEOC offices. This is due to a change in the way the EEOC processes cases that allows for them to be more easily transferred, without investigation, to other jurisdictions and agencies. This policy was finalized on Thursday, October 15. Previously, only more senior EEOC officers had the authority to transfer cases. Now, lower level officers such as supervisory investigators…
Is bullying illegal? The short answer is no. However, bullying in the workplace can constitute as unlawful harassment if it leads to a hostile work environment and/or if it is on the basis of a protected category, such as sex, race, religion, nationality. What Is Bullying and How Is It Different From Harassment? Bullying is defined as a pattern of an undesired and aggressive behavior “that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” Bullying can take verbal, social, and physical forms. According to the CCOHS bullying in the workplace includes verbal comments or actions in an effort to “mentally hurt…
Emilio’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, located in Long Island, New York, is facing criticism after the owner reportedly insulted and physically attacked a gay employee. Michael Abenante had worked at Emilio’s as a waiter since 2017. Abenante, who identifies as gay, wore the wrong shoes to work in November 2019. In response to this mistake, the restaurant owner, Emilio Branchinelli, allegedly yelled “F—king f—got, I’ll murder you!” Then, Branchinelli allegedly kicked Abenante in the back and punched him in the face. Abenante lost a tooth due to this physical altercation with his boss. After this serious violation of his dignity and…