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Sidney L. Gold

Employment and labor Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 6 years
    New York - NY 9 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 48 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 44 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Sidney

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Mr. Gold is the principal shareholder of the Pennsylvania & New Jersey employment law firm of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. in Philadelphia, which has been recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register as a preeminent law firm in the field of employment law and civil rights litigation. His practice, as well as that of the law firm, is exclusively concentrated in the representation of both employees and employers in all aspects of employment related litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including claims under federal and state anti-discrimination laws and federal civil rights laws.

As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania employment lawyer, he has extensive experience counseling employers regarding compliance with Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA and FMLA. Mr. Gold has significant experience in representing both private sector and public sector employers, including state universities and municipalities in employment and civil rights matters. His labor law firm was lead counsel in the nationwide class action against Abercrombie & Fitch.

He has written extensively on issues of employment discrimination and has authored many articles for the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Mr. Gold has also given presentations on employment lawto the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  He is well-recognized as the preeminent Pennsylvania employment lawyer and is often asked to appear on local news broadcasts to discuss the latest employment law topics of interest.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Sidney L. Gold
Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
1835 Market St Ste 515
Sidney Gold & Associates
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2933
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Increased my severance by 500%
My case involved a wrongful termination from a large organization after a year of leading a team to produce outstanding results in the face of the challenges we faced due to the Covid pandemic. Mr Gold came highly recommended and I chose to work with him after vetting two other recommended attorneys. The reason I chose to work with Mr. Gold was 1) far more responsive and empathetic and he was the most realistic of the three in the sense that he said that I have a good case here and that he can help improve the severance package I was initially offered. One of the lawyers said I didn’t have a case and just take the package as offered and the other was very slow in responding and when he finally did he laid out a very complex approach. What impressed me with Mr. Gold and his team were available to speak in the evenings and he was super responsive by email. He even stayed closely connected when he assigned my case to one of his partners. Mr. Gold also differentiated himself from the other attorneys because he spent enough time speaking with me that he made me realize that my case was more than just a wrongful dismissal. At first I was hesitant to use an attorney because I generally avoid thinking about myself as a victim, Mr Gold helped me to come to terms with the fact that in this case I was a victim of wrongful dismissal with the compounding factor that I had taken a stand on an harassment issue that my boss wanted swept under the rug. Without going into details, Mr. Gold and his team took the time to prepare a very convincing EEOC Complaint. Within about 4 weeks, and after a few iterations, my former employer agreed to raise my severance to 5 times greater than the initial offer. I felt like Mr. Gold and his staff and I were all on the same team and we were able to push a very large and powerful employer to provide a generous severance after first offering a paltry one. In summary, I strongly recommend Sid Gold and his team. I hope to never be in this situation again but I would return without question. I tell family and friends that if they are looking for a compassionate, smart, fast and effective employment attorney Sid Gold and team is who they should use.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2019
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Retaliation in the Workplace
I would like to express my gratitude to Sidney L. Gold and Associates for the compassionate and highly professional legal services provided to me on very short notice. Mr. Gold personally returned my phone call. I was able to secure a consultation within less than one week. And, the initial consult was thorough and at no charge. Mr. Gold was generous with his time and carefully evaluated my situation to provide a realistic course of action. His staff provided outstanding customer service, including an after-hours call center. I highly recommend Sidney L. Gold and Associates for those seeking an experienced and award-winning law firm who can be trusted to focus on the clear cut course of legal action.
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Posted by Scott | July 10, 2019
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Amazing and caring attorney
Mr. Gold came highly recommended to me by another attorney. I can't say enough great things about him. He responded promptly to all of my questions and truly had my best interest in mind. He is easy to talk to and explained the legal jargon on a level that is easy to understand. His work ethic, compassion, and knowledge made the whole experience of working with him quick and easy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs assistance with any employment needs.
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Posted by Paula | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Discrimination Case
My attorney was Ms. Vanguri. She is an associate attorney in the law offices of Sidney Gold, Esq. She is very knowledgeable about this area of law, empathetic and professional. Good communicator and not intimidated by the opposing counsel. I was impressed with their service and would highly recommend them to other clients.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, realistic, determined, involved, extremely competent service
Sidney L. Gold and Associates made it possible for me begin a second professional career (Intellectual Property Law) relatively late in life. If it were not for the exceptional services that I received from Sidney L. Gold and Associates, I most likely would have found myself struggling in the over-crowded, rather bleak job market that many of my unemployed older peers now find themselves in. I can’t say enough positive things about the services that I received from Sidney L. Gold and Associates. To begin with, Mr. Gold provided me with an initial consultation absolutely free. Most of the other employment lawyers that I contacted – none of which are even in the same league as Mr. Gold and Associates – wanted upwards of $500 for an initial consultation. They provided no assurance that they would even take me on a client after the initial consultation! Mr. Gold, more than any other employment lawyer I spoke with, provided a thorough and realistic assessment of my situation. Without going in to detail, my situation was quite complicated. Some lawyers told me to just give up. Others provided unrealistically optimistic assessments, and wanted me to “dive in” to right in to a specific - I would say “canned” or “scripted” - course of action. Mr. Gold and Associates took the time to really listen and understand my situation. In due course, working together we developed a realistic initial strategy. As events unfolded, Mr. Gold and Associates adapted the “game plan” accordingly. In the end, everybody won. My situation involved isolated circumstances within a very large organization. I always had great respect for the company that I worked for, and I still do. Once my situation was understood and evaluated by the right people, I received the fair and just treatment that I deserved. I doubt that this would have been possible without the exceptional services provided by Sidney L. Gold and Associates. There are situations in life where you should only settle for the best. When your health is threatened by disease, you definitely want the best physician. When your financial security is threatened through no fault of your own, you want the best law firm. You will want Sidney L. Gold and Associates on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
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Protecting the little girl
Sid and his team supported me in the face of intimidation by one of the world's largest technology firms and secured a better settlement than originally offered
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Topnotch, Insightful, Highly Professional Discrimination Lawyer
Dear Mr. Gold, We would like to express our extreme gratitude to you for the topnotch, insightful, compassionate and highly professional legal services you recently provided to us during our resolution of a critical and pressing legal matter. There is nothing more important than finding an expert legal advocate to guide and assist when negotiating a situation involving something as sensitive as sexual harassment by a University professor. As lawyers ourselves, we performed much research prior to selecting you, an expert in this field, to provide us with legal consult and services. You came to us highly recommended, from numerous sources. Your reputation within the legal community precedes you as being the most accomplished and talented Plaintiff’s (victims) discrimination lawyer in Philadelphia, one who has vast expertise in the area of sexual harassment litigations and/or negotiations, who will pursue representation/advisement of a legal matter in a way that benefits your client the most in reaching his/her personal goals. We had been advised that you are a talented and masterful legal bull dog, one who will not quit in fighting for the rights of your clients, be it through reaching a negotiated settlement or bringing a case to trial. Our own personal experience with you supports every recommendation that we had received about you. It is all true. Thank you for reworking your own schedule to provide us with an initial consult, when you became aware that time was of the essence. You provided us with your (and your Associate’s) undivided attention for a lengthy initial consultation, while hearing the story, validating claims from a legal standpoint and providing us with your initial recommendations on how best to proceed. Being lawyers ourselves, we know the value of your time, and know that this is not the level of service most lawyers provide in an initial consult. We also know the great value of a shrewd, brilliant lawyer, who is top in his field and on top of his game as a fierce adversary. Another critical piece to the puzzle, that we soon learned about you, is that you care so incredibly much about fighting on behalf of an individual that you feel has been wronged, the underdog, and are very passionate about making a victim feel affirmed and heard, and a University (or a company) accountable in the case where you determine that Federal laws have been breached and a legal cause of action exists. You also have vast experience handling sensitive legal issues with the discretion and care required. Equally important is your ability to assess the overall picture from a legal standpoint, and to file a lawsuit on a behalf of a client or encourage trying to first reach a negotiated settlement, if, and only if, you feel that it might be in the best interest of the individual involved. You have shown us personally that you are not about the money, you are about providing the best legal advice and service. You are about helping someone who has legitimately been wronged. You are an awesome person and top legal advocate, Mr. Gold. We are so thankful that we have you in our legal corner moving forward. Sincerely Yours, Choosing Anonymity due to sensitive nature of this existing claim
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Sidney L. Gold & Associates
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Owens-Illinois (O-I ) class action
  • $9.5 million class settlement of a decade-long dispute
  • SHEERAN V. KUBERT
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Settled for $50 million dollars
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Associations

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • 1975 - Present
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair
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  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
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  • Professional Guidance Committee
  • Member
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  • Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Faculty and Planning Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Happening List Winner: Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Happening List
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Top 100
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • N/A
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Endorse Sidney
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best in his field"
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sid Gold is a pillar of our local legal community and perhaps the best-known Plaintiff's employment lawyer in the City of Philadelphia. He deserves it. He is smart and talented and his long years of practice are evident in the comfort he displays when executing every litigation task and his velvet smooth delivery of perfect arguments and advocacy. It is always a pleasure to have him or his firm on the other side of a case."
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Philadelphia Employment and labor Lawyer Sidney L. Gold
Sidney L. Gold
Employment and labor Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 48 years