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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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up many questions regarding workplace safety and the rights of employees and employers alike. Our firm has previously blogged on issues such as whether your employer can force you not to wear a mask and whether employers can require vaccinations. Today, we aim to tackle questions such as “Can my employer ask why I am choosing not to get vaccinated?” and “As an employer, can I provide my employees with the vaccine?”  Can My Employer Ask Why I’m Not Getting Vaccinated?  Last month, several of these questions were raised during the 2021 CUNA HR
Since 1953, women in South Korea have been permitted to take one day off a month due to painful menstruation. Between 2014 and 2015, Former CEO of Asiana Airlines, Kim Soo-cheon, received over 138 employee requests for a day off due to painful menstruation. The former CEO said that he began to get suspicious when large amounts of employees attempted to take off for painful menstruation near the holidays. Kim Soo-cheon asked the women to provide proof of painful menstruation. The South Korean court found that providing this proof infringed upon the individual’s privacy and human rights. The court…
McDonald’s is currently facing multiple class action lawsuits for allegations of sexual harassment and systemic racial discrimination. In a news segment covered by VICE News, multiple employees and black franchise owners came forward to discuss the issues within the company. This is one of the many lawsuits the global food service retailer has faced in the past. In fact, the sexual harrasment suit is one of 50 charges that has been filed against the corporation since 2015. The video segment reveals that McDonald’s has declined “multiple requests” for on camera interviews and has denied “any wrongdoing” in court filings.…
Throughout the pandemic, there has been a good deal of debate surrounding the legality of enforcing mask mandates in the workplace and whether or not employers can mandate vaccinations. The most recent issue that has arisen as the end of the pandemic comes into sight is regarding whether employers can force employees not to wear masks in the workplace. The answer might be more complicated than you think.  According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, if you wish to wear a mask in the workplace, “As long as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that…
         A Subway in Bloomington, Ind. discriminated against a qualified applicant due to the applicant’s hearing impairment. The applicant was not hired for the sandwich-making position, because of a “communication concern” based on the applicant’s “hearing and speaking” ability. The applicant sued Ranrae, Inc, the corporation that is in charge of the Subway restaurant franchise in Bloomington, Indianna. Ranrae, Inc settled the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit for $28,700 on March 26, 2021. The EEOC Regional Attorney Kenneth L. Bird states, “This employer wisely agreed to take the steps contained in the consent decree that will better ensure disabled…
This past month, the nation has been rocked by repeated incidents of gun violence across the country. Earlier in March, eight people, most of Asian descent, were killed by a gunman in Atlanta, Georgia at multiple massage parlors across the city. About a week later, a shooter killed ten people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Last Thursday, a mass shooting occurred at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis, Indiana that resulted in the death of nine people. This Sunday, a former sheriff’s officer detective shot and killed three people in a neighborhood in Austin, Texas. And just yesterday, a sixteen…
In 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against the popular fast food business, Chipotle, for misclassifying its workers as salaried employees who were exempt  from overtime pay. Carmen Alvarez, an employee at the time, filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey on behalf of herself and other Chipotle workers in similar situations. The suit, consisting of over 4,800 workers, was finally settled for $15 million after Chipotle agreed to resolve and put an end to the allegations. According to QSR magazine, the payout will be distributed to all employees working in New Jersey “from…
In April of 2019, two former female employees of Disney, LaRonda Rasmussen and Karen Moore, filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Country Superior Court against the company alleging pay discrimination based on gender. They claimed their male counterparts were being paid more than them for similar work. Eight more women have since joined the lawsuit. All ten women are being represented by Lori E. Andrus, who is attempting to certify the case as a class action lawsuit. Last month, the women added a pay secrecy claim to their suit, alleging that Disney “maintains a strict policy of pay…
From the Mets to the NFL to the Metropolitan Opera, women have long experienced sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The military is yet another employer often faced with sexual assault and harassment allegations from female employees. Last month, we spotted a viral Tik Tok by Sgt. Dalina. In the video, she explains that she reported one of her military coworkers for sexual misconduct. The accused coworker was honorably discharged because he made a mistake, fell into temptation, but he could be a great leader”. As employment lawyers committed to fairness and women’s equality, The Law…
Employers in New Jersey can now mandate that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to the workplace, with some exceptions. The state provided this new information in a “recent guidance that lays out a legal road map for businesses that want to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy,” according to a Law360 article. Exemptions from vaccination are required only for employees who are unable to receive the vaccine due to religious reasons, a disability, or health concerns, such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. In these instances, employers are required to provide such employees with a reasonable accommodation unless it presents an…
Ever since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were moved to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and fans alike have eagerly awaited the start of the competition. However, LGBT workers in Japan are calling for a new law to be enacted before the Olympic Games commence this summer. Activists say that this LGBT equality law needs to be passed so that Japan, as the Olympic host country, will comply with the Olympic Charter, which bans sexual orientation discrimination and sex discrimination. Last month, activists submitted a petition for the equality law with 106,000 signatures to the Liberal Democratic Party
Last month marks a year since the Covid-19 pandemic fully emerged in the United States. Throughout the course of the last year, significant change has taken place at the state, national, and global levels in efforts to combat the extremity of the virus. As a result, progress has occurred in many sectors, including the transition of schools and jobs to virtual platforms, the implementation of social distancing guidelines and rigid cleaning requirements in businesses, and the mass distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. The first deliveries of the vaccine began in December, and since then, over 15% of the U.S.…
Last week, the New York legislature reached a deal that, if approved, will legalize recreational marijuana use for adults 21 years of age and older. According to a New York Times article, this deal is “paving the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs and become one of the largest markets in the country.” The bill could be passed as soon as this week. The deal allows for marijuana to be delivered at home and will also result in the creation of “consumption sites” throughout the state. Additionally, individuals will now be…
For the past several months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been investigating reports of systemic racial bias in hiring and promotions at Facebook. When the EEOC labels a probe as “systemic,” it means that the agency believes that the company’s actions and/or policies may be contributing to widespread discrimination, rather than a few isolated incidents. As a recent Reuters article explains, “agency officials designate a few cases ‘systemic,’ enabling investigators to rope in specialists to analyze company data and potentially bring a broader lawsuit representing entire classes of workers.” These additional resources are usually allocated to systemic…