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Emre M. Polat

Sexual harassment Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   32 reviews

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About Emre

Learn Emre’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    25%
    Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetics, criminal history, disability, FMLA.

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    All aspects of labor and employment law: Overtime & Minimum Wage, Restrictive Covenants/Non-Compete Agreement, Severance Agreements, Stock-Options, Independent Contractors, Gig-Economy, Entrepreneurs, Litigation.

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%
    Unwelcome sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature which unreasonably interferes with the performance of a person's job or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment; jokes, comments, touching, advances.

  4. Wrongful termination
    25%
    Unfair termination that rises to the level of unlawful termination.

Experienced employment attorney with substantial litigation experience in all aspects of employment law, including lawsuits arising out of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, medical leave violations, whistleblower claims, retaliation, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. Mr. Polat has personally litigated countless matters from inception through trial and has represented both employees and employers. 

Licensed for 12 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Emre

EMRE POLAT, PLLC
45 Broadway
14th Floor
New York, NY, 10006
EMRE POLAT, PLLC
140 Sylvan Ave
Suite 206
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Excellent / Recommended Attorney!
I must say Emre is truly an amazing attorney; he is well educated in his profession and really cares about his clients. I honestly appreciate all the hard work he has invested into my case; pleased to say he won and I am highly satisfied with the results! Emre really is an incredible guy and I definitely would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is need of an employment attorney!
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Posted by Jess | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No one better!!
If you are looking for an employment attorney, someone who can REALLY advocate for you, someone who knows the rights of employees, someone who believes in you? Then this is your man. Hiring Emre was the be decision I made. I can’t recommend him enough!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars for a five star firm!
If I could, I would leave Emre more stars because he is an absolute stellar lawyer. He is very honest, approachable, understanding and expertly knowledgable about the area he specializes in. Professional and passionate also come to mind. He always figures out a way to get the job done. Even when others say no. A true fighter through and through! Emre is someone who anyone would love to have in their corner. He went above and beyond for me and got the job done. I referred someone to him and he did the same for them! I'm telling you, he's truly amazing. I am so happy to have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Lawyers come in all shapes and sizes, but let me tell you: Emre Polat is a phenomenal lawyer! He was very clear about the best approach to take in handling my case and knew how to manage my expectations accordingly. It was my first time dealing with a sexual harassment issue and having Emre in my corner to fight for me eased my fears and anxiety. Emre is extremely knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. You can trust this man represent you and keep your best interest at heart. I recommend Emre 100%. Thank You so so much for Everything without you I never would have received the justice I deserved.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Excellent lawyer great results in short period of time................beautiful job
Posted by [email protected] | August 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Nice good job in short period of time with high settlements amount . Commutative humble man
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and reliable
He handled everything very professionally from the first conversation we had which is why I knew he was someone who I could rely on. Asked as many questions as he could to get a as clear understanding of the situation as he possibly could. It was very clear that he was experienced and knew what he was doing. He was very clear from the start of what kind of path he would take, how long it would take etc. He will always answer your phone calls and let you know whats going on/what the current scenario is looking like so you never feel like you’re left in the dark. But all of that is really unnecessary because all you have to do is set it and forget it. Let the man handle his business and everything will be alright.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reputably Established, Aggressive and Effective Approach
Emre helped me with a sexual harassment case regarding a restaurant where I was previously employed. I hesitated on coming forward for about a year, but once I finally made my decision, Emre was very supportive and guided me through the whole process. His communication was impeccable, and he did not make any moves without talking to me first. The restaurant's lawyers were already familiar with him and his approach, and his reputation preceded him resulting in a settlement- knowing Emre would not hesitate to bring the restaurant to court should they not come to an agreement.
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Posted by juan | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Emre is a great lawyer who help me with my case. I sent them a message here and they call me quick. My boss never pay me right and i was scared to lose my job. He is helping me get what i deserve.
Posted by Jasmine | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone who truly knows how to fight for you
Emre was amazing to work with. He explained everything in detail and answered every question I had, even if I already asked. He was transparent every step of the way. I felt confident that he was going to get me great results and he did just that. Thank you!
Posted by Chris Garnier | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing
What can I say about Emre Polat except that he's an EXCELLENT lawyer. I never met an attorney so dedicated and prepared at all levels with so much knowledge about employment law. Emre is very insightful, helpful, raw, and honest, thanks to him, I was able to get justice. He was always readily available to provide guidance and answer questions. His immediate responsiveness was very impressive. Emre, you are a "rare" find, and I am so lucky to have had you as my attorney on this matter. Thank you so much !!!!
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Posted by Danielle | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST LAWYER IN THE WORLD !
Hello , I’ll get straight to the point . If you need a lawyer and you want to WIN your case . You’ve made the best decision by clicking on Emre’s profile . He’s amazing , Emre walked me through literally everything step by step to make sure I was completely knowledgeable of what was going on in my case . You need a lawyer with EXPERIENCE, that’s knowledgeable & has YOUR best interest at heart . Emre has been on my case pushing and fighting for me non stop ! I’ve never felt like Emre was only focused on getting a check . He made me feel as if genuinely cared about my case . He kept me posted every time something changed in regards to my case and to conclude this essay . MY CASE WAS WON ! I’m sooo soo happy . I was discouraged and felt like maybe I was wasting my time . Emre assured me I was doing the right thing and everything ruled in my favor . Trust me you will not regret this choice ! Book a consultation and see how fast he gets your case resolved. Emre wasted no time , I was prepared for my case to last at least 2-4 years due to the research I’ve done on cases just like mine . Emre got my case resolved in less than a year . No one can tell me my lawyer sucks . Because he’s the best ! I LOVE YOU EMRE ❤️ Big hugs to you & your family .
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Posted by Sarah | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary legal services
Emre was extremely professional and unlike other lawyers he made me feel as if. I was his only client. And very supportive every step of the way and made things easy for me after my case which involved my former employer wanted to have sexual relationship with me and I denied him and his advances from there he fired me and tried to make me sign a waiver saying that he paid me over time which was not true at all and he tried to pay me 5 weeks in advance and I still did not sign the waiver I explained to Emre and he made the whole process easy for me if you need legal problems resolved Emre is right lawyer for you ! Thank youuuuuuuu soooooo much for all your help I’m so grateful !!!
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Posted by Michael | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Labor
I contacted emre about my case , and he was very understanding of everything , took charge of my whole Situation , was very strong and professional with his work ethic , he did everything he needed to do and more , would recommend every time !
Posted by Vicky | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Concise and transparent lawyer
I normally don’t write reviews but I want to write this one because I feel like Emre has changed my life and eased my anxiety after I hired him as my lawyer. He has made me feel so at ease about the situation and aggressively negotiated a settlement for me after I was wrongfully terminated by my employer after 7 years of dedicated service!!! I don’t think I had some case and other attorneys were misleading me about the laws and asking for money up front.  I’m so glad to have met this intelligent and charming attorney! I also read reviews before hiring Emre and truly agree with everyone else that his knowledge and experience with the employment laws are incredible! You will realize this from the beginning as even the lawyers of my ex-employer knew who he was.  I’ve consulted with other attorneys as well and they don’t even compare. It’s hard to deal with such situations when your job has been taken from you in one day after years of service but Emre and his team were true advocates on behalf of me, which is exactly what I needed. I can’t thank you enough!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
If you are looking for an experienced employment lawyer who is a true advocate for you and your case, Emre is absolutely the best. When I found myself in need of a lawyer, I was really depressed and stressed but throughout the entire process Emre kept me informed of what was going on and always consulted me about each decision and step he and his team were taking. He truly knows his stuff when it comes to employment law and if you work with him, you'll know that from the very first conversation you have. Not to mention that he takes the time to talk to you about your life and how you are doing outside the case as well. This might seem like something small, but its HUGE when you're going through a stressful situation. Truly appreciate the human aspect of working with Emre.
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Posted by Johnny Castillo | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Emre was Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth he will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. He never lost site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his client. He was an asset in my legal process with his thoughts, suggestions, legal abilities and sincerity. I HIGHLY recommend him on any matter that takes someone with these abilities.
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Posted by Edmilson | January 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Need to Retain a Bright, Honest and Result-oriented Attorney at Labor Law? Read on...
Here is my most sincere advice; If you are on the fence, and do not know which attorney to retain, look no further! He listened to me attentively and did not make any promise, but took the time to examine the pros and cons of the case; and as he did, he considered not just the strengths but also the possible weaknesses of the case in order to favor objective assessments as opposed to subjective assumptions. And so, he sought to adhere to facts and the law, and by doing so, he helped me to stay focused on a possible outcome that would be equitable and proper (in light of his many years of experience in labor law); In sum, at all time, I had a sense that I was dealing with a down-to-earth attorney who, while understanding my pain, remained focused on reaching the best outcome for the case, which he did. I highly recommend Emre Polat!
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Posted by Pabs W. | December 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First Choice Top Lawyer
Emre is smart and straightforward. I also appreciate his response turn around time. I met him late in the game of my discrimination case and wish that I had met him sooner. He was clear and honest with me with my options. I decided that I didn't want to continue with my discrimination case at this point so I didn't want to waste his time. If only I met him earlier, I know things would have been much better for me. Discrimination cases are a long tough road but I can tell that Emre can handle it. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer for these types of issues.
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Posted by Adam A | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BY FAR BEST SERVICE 10 OUT OF 10
BEST LAYWER , our family couldn't be happier with our results from Emre, he is very professional and courteous he knows exactly what he is doing, he can definetly get the justice you deserve just like he did me. Dont be scared Emre will help you through it all! He'll fight for you!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Education

  • Hofstra Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Paul Thomas v. Good Vision Taste d/b/a Signature Restaurant
  • Judgment for Employee
  • Employee v. Non-Profit Organization in NY
  • Settlement

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Turkish
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer."
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New York Sexual harassment Lawyer Emre M. Polat
Emre M. Polat
Sexual harassment Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation