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Discrimination

Employment DiscriminationFederal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination in the form of any adverse employment action or hostile work environment based upon race, color, creed, color, military status, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics or marital status.

Paid Family Leave

The majority of people working in New York are eligible for Paid Family Leave. Formerly, this was called Maternity Leave but now it’s offered to both mothers and fathers. New York has the country’s strongest family leave policy. It ensures working families never need to worry about jeopardizing their jobs as a result of having […]

Gender Discrimination

Concerns about gender discrimination and sexual discrimination are common in the modern workplace. Is there a difference between the two and what do you need to know if either affects you? Some use the terms “gender discrimination” and “sexual harassment” interchangeably but they are not the same. Understanding the difference helps you navigate your complex […]

Firm Secures Judgment in the amount of $1,204,694.87

Firm Secures Judgment in the amount of $1,204,694.87 – Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment & Gender Discrimination Case – As reported in the New York Post, Firm represented a female employee against her former employer JS Barkats, P.L.L.C., a law firm, and Sunny Barkats, an individual, for, quid pro quo sexual harassment and gender discrimination […]

caregiver protection

New York City’s Human Rights Law now includes protection for individuals who qualify as caregivers. The extension of the existing law now protects anyone who falls under “caregiver status.” Who Qualifies as a Caregiver? NYC’s Human Rights Law includes a definition section to help people determine whether or not they are protected under the law. […]

Saint Clare’s Health, a division of Prime Healthcare Services (“Saint Clare’s”), which operates two hospitals in Morris County, New Jersey, has allegedly violated federal law by engaging in unlawful employment practices by withdrawing a new employee’s job offer and refusing to accommodate her disability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charged in a lawsuit filed […]

work from home

As millions of workers continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are welcoming their staff back to retain some sense of normalcy.  Part of that normalcy is re-enforcing workplace dress codes that may have been relaxed while employees worked from home.  Generally, employers are legally allowed to regulate their employees’ […]

age discrimination

Age discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace. How do you know if you’re a victim and what should you do if you’re affected? What is Age Discrimination? Under federal law, age discrimination is the negative treatment of an employee over 40 years old due solely to his or […]

There are many protections in place to prevent discrimination in the workplace, but are there any protections for those addicted to opioids? What the ADA Says about Addiction The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers no protection for the ongoing use of illegal narcotics. However, those who are in recovery do have protection. It doesn’t […]

HR Investigation

One of the most intimidating workplace occurrences is a human resources investigation. What do you need to know if you are the target of an HR investigation? What is Human Resources? Your employer’s human resources or HR department performs a variety of functions. They are responsible for onboarding new hires and off-boarding employees that are […]

McLane Northeast (“McLane”), a distribution company with a facility located in Onondaga County, New York, has allegedly violated federal law by refusing to interview a qualified applicant because she was deaf, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charged in a lawsuit filed on December 31, 2020. After unsuccessfully trying to resolve this matter pre-litigation, the […]

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