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Tag: Employment Harassment

Is Your Boss Harassing You?

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Employment Law – Harassment by your Boss If you are harassed by a co-worker, you speak to your boss or the human resources department about it. But what if it’s your boss who is harassing you? You might not feel as comfortable speaking up and reporting it. It’s illegal for your supervisor anyone in your […]

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 […]

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Delayed Workplace Retaliation Laws exist to protect workers who voice concerns about workplace discrimination from retaliation. But for these laws to provide the protection they guarantee, workers need to recognize an action as retaliation. In most cases, retaliation will happen in direct response or shortly after a worker files a complaint, but this isn’t always […]

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 […]

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 Amendments to Whistleblower Law Proposed in New York State Senate In New York State, New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) § 740 protects whistleblowing employees from retaliation for engaging in protected activity. Specifically, NYLL § 740 has a one-year statute of limitations and considers protected activity to be when an employee reports, or threatens to […]

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 […]

Once again, New York has taken the lead on legal issues in the workplace and is doing what it can to discourage sexual harassment on the job. The city’s Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act was signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in May and includes several new laws that together amount to […]

New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Henderson v. AFG Group, Inc., Case No.: 1:18-cv-04179 On May 9, 2018, Plaintiff Ms. Henderson, filed a civil action lawsuit in United States District Court – Southern District of New York against AFG Group, Inc. The complaint alleges as follows: Ms. Henderson worked for Defendant […]

Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Breastfeeding is a perfectly natural practice for mothers of young children, but the practice tends to raise strong opinions. Unfortunately, this is sometimes the case in the workplace. Though you might assume there wouldn’t be an issue in the workplace unless the child is present to be fed, the truth is mothers must use a […]


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