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Joshua Friedman

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230 Park Ave 3rd Floor West
New York, New York 10169

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Joshua Friedman, a 1985 graduate of Columbia Law School, represents employees in racial harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits.

Mr. Friedman's practice is focused exclusively on representing plaintiffs in employment and education harassment, discrimination and retaliation law suits, and class action law suits. Cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. Consultations are free and confidential.The Cases page includes a selection of some of the matters he has litigated, arbitrated and settled out-of-court. The Press page and the Blog contain articles about cases Mr. Friedman has handled or is currently litigating.

If you have been harassed or discriminated against at work or at school, for the fastest response, please send an email with a detailed description of your problem to Mr. Friedman. You may also fax or call if you do not have email.
Phone: 888-369-1119, Fax: 866-731-5553.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1985
B.A., Columbia University, 1981
Boards, Memberships and Awards

President, National Employment Lawyers Association , New York Affiliate (2014 – 2017) – NELA/NY is a plaintiff-side employment lawyers bar association with about 350 members in New York State

Board Member/Vice President, National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Affiliate (2005-2013)

Member, National Association of Employment Lawyers (National)

Board Member, National Headache Foundation , 2013 – 2015

Board Member, Orienta Point Association , 2013-2014

Courageous Plaintiff's Award, NELA/NY 2005

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Nela/NY Conference, Nuts & Bolts of Hostile Work Environment Cases, Fall 2023

Speaker, Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute, Evaluating 2015 Rule 26 Discovery-Proportionality Amendments and Bolch-Duke Guidelines and Best Practices,  Agenda Spring 2019

Speaker, The Impact Fund Annual Conference, Managing the Haystack: How to Get the Most Out of Electronic Discovery, materials: preservation letter, electronic searches Spring 2018

Speaker, Tristate American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law annual conference, Damages in Sexual and Racial Harassment Cases, January 23rd, 2016 (continuing medical education for practicing forensic psychiatrists and psychologists)

Speaker, NELA National Annual Conference, Exploring The Issue Of Consent In Sexual Harassment Cases , Spring 2014

Speaker, NELA /NY, Understanding and Prosecuting Hostile Work Environment Claims, Low Wage Task Force, Spring 2009

Speaker, NELA National Fall 2008 Conference - Representing Workers in Harassment & Retaliation Claims Program "Damages: Maximizing Your Client's Recovery"

Speaker, NELA/NY March 2008 - "Continuing Legal Education for New York Neutrals - Valuing Emotional, Economic and Punitive Damages in Employment cases" - Collected cases NY State and City Compensatory, Punitive and Remittitur

In November 2005, one of Mr. Friedman's cases was awarded the Courageous Plaintiff's Award

Speaker, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee 2007 Midyear Meeting

Speaker, Spring 2007 NELA/NY Conference "Requests for Electronic Documents - Negotiation and Motion Practice"

Speaker Fall 2006 NELA/NY Conference "Technology and You: How to make your computer your partner"

Speaker at the NELA National Conference on Proof of Emotional Pain and Suffering Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases (June 2006)

Speaker, NELA Nite March 2006 "Law Office Technology and Electronic Evidence:Three Perspectives"