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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.

report harassment

Harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that harms both the victim and the company. Harassment affects thousands of employees every day, but we only ever hear about a few of these cases. Many fail to ever speak up due to their fear of retaliation or retribution. Others worry nobody will believe them. Some […]

Am I a Victim of Lactation Discrimination?

lactation discrimination

Workplace lactation discrimination is a type of sex discrimination that occurs when an employer treats a woman unfavorably because she is breastfeeding. The law protects women from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including breastfeeding. There are a few key things to look for that may indicate that you are a victim […]

workplace discrimination

Three primary laws protect New York employees from workplace discrimination: the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, and laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws. How do these laws affect you in the workplace and what do you need to know about them? New York […]

pregnancy discrimination

Here’s what to know about pregnancy discrimination. If you’re pregnant, congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life. But along with the joy of expecting a new baby comes a lot of uncertainty – especially when it comes to your rights at work. There are federal and state laws in place to protect workers […]

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’ […]


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