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Tag: Employment Discrimination

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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 […]

Religious School Teachers and Employment Discrimination Protections Under the Law On July 7, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a margin of 7-2 that teachers at religious schools whose duties include religious instruction do not receive employment discrimination protections under federal law. The two cases before the Court on this issue – – […]

Getting Fired because of Politics It is an election year, and primary season is upon us in New York. People across the state are becoming increasingly active in campaigning for the candidates that share their political beliefs, and are eager to engage with their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to promote candidates and platforms that […]

can i be turned down for a job if i'm pregnant

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 […]

Age Discrimination and Federal Employers On January 15, 2020, oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States caught the attention of a news cycle primarily because Chief Justice John Roberts presented an interesting hypothetical question. Chief Justice Roberts presented a scenario in which an interviewer used the phrase “OK Boomer” while meeting with […]

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 […]

Were you Wrongfully Terminated? Job termination is a fact of life. Employees are let go all the time and in many cases, the reasons for termination are justified. A company might cut back and implement layoffs or a specific employee might fail to meet his or her obligations regarding the job. In some cases, it’s […]

Gender Expression is Protected On January 15, 2019, the New York State legislature passed the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (“GENDA”) which adds “gender identity and expression” to the protected categories of the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”). Currently, the NYSHRL prohibits discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation but courts have not interpreted […]


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