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On Friday, July 17, 2020, former NHL player Jeremy Roenick filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against NBC Sports for wrongful termination.  Roenick’s suit alleges that the network discriminated against him as a straight man by terminating his employment because of off-color remarks he made on a Barstool Sports podcast, in violation […]

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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 […]

Reasons to hire an employment lawyer. When you need an attorney, you want someone who has experience dealing with the laws that affect your situation the most. This is true all the time, but it’s especially true when your legal issue has to do with the workplace. Working with an employment lawyer means someone will […]

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 […]

Atheism and Religous Discrimination in the Workplace Most people know they are entitled to protection from religious discrimination in the workplace, but what if you don’t practice a religion? Do any of the current laws against discrimination in the workplace protect you if you are a non-believer? People have strong opinions about religion and many […]

Employers are not allowed to retaliate against immigrant employees in New York On July 27, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that prohibits employers in New York State from retaliating against employees by contacting or threatening to contact immigration authorities. The measure also extends the protection to threats or actions against an […]

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 […]

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, holding that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) applies to state and federal government employers regardless of their size. In Mount Lemmon, a small Arizona municipal fire department terminated its two oldest employees, […]

Hostile Work Environment The workplace can be a tumultuous place where we must deal with demanding bosses, moody co-workers, and difficult customers or clients. The price employees pay for financial security is enough to give anyone a headache, but what happens when a not-so-pleasant situation turns into one that is downright hostile? What does it […]


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