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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.

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New York’s Human Rights Law Extends Protection to Small Businesses The majority of federal laws protecting employees apply only to medium to large-sized businesses. This means that the millions of people who are employed by small businesses across the country do not receive the same protection that others receive just because their employer is smaller. […]

Supreme Court United States

United States Supreme Court: Employers Prohibition of Discriminating Against Employees Due to Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) cover individuals who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation […]

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Employment Law, Pregnancy Discrimination For some women, working during pregnancy is one of the most challenging things they will ever do. None of the usual stresses of work go away once you’re pregnant and you’re also faced with all of the nagging physical ailments that might accompany pregnancy – digestive distress, poor sleep, aches, and […]

An employee stops paying union dues on religious grounds and files s suit against the employer In states that allow union security (also called agency shop) agreements in the private sector, New York being one of them, workers who are not members of the union in their workplace are required at minimum to pay agency […]

Employer Liability for Treatment of Employees by Customers Most jobs involve interaction with people other than your co-workers. Whether you work in an industry with customers or you are responsible for meeting the needs of clients, just about everyone with a job has to deal with people in one way or another. Customers and clients […]

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Firm represented Plaintiff, who suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, an eye condition that causes gradual loss of vision against her former employer for disability discrimination based upon egregious violations that Defendant committed of Plaintiff’s rights guaranteed to her by: (i) the anti-disability discrimination provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADA”); (ii) […]

NBC Universal once again finds itself entangled in another employment scandal after actress Gabrielle Union was dropped as a judge on the show, America’s Got Talent, amid complaints of racism and an unsafe workplace. According to reports, NBC fired Union – a known advocate for minority communities – because she spoke out about the toxic […]

Catholic Schools and Discrimination The United States Supreme Court will review two decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit involving the ministerial exception to federal employment discrimination law claims. On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court granted petitions for a writ of certiorari in St. James School v. Biel and […]

New Anti Discrimination Laws Proposed in New York New York lawmakers have proposed legislation that would expand the protections available to employees under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”). The bill, sponsored by Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, is the bedrock of a package of eleven bills intended to strengthen the […]

2018 Discrimination Charge Data Released by EEOC On Monday, April 10, 2019, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its fiscal year (“FY”) 2018 report concerning discrimination charges. The report shows that the number of discrimination charges filed with the EEOC dropped, with one notable outlier: sexual harassment charges. The report breaks down the […]

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