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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.

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 […]

rights for all

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 […]

pregnant at work

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 […]

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