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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 […]

Workplace Retaliation In addition to the laws in place to protect you from discrimination in the workplace, the law also protects you from retaliation. Your employer cannot penalize you for reporting some types of wrongdoing, including discrimination and harassment – this is called engaging in legally protected activity. How Do You Know If What’s Happening […]

The New York State Law Banning Salary History Inquiries On July 10, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will impact employers in New York with regard to inquiries asked of potential employees during interviews. The new law, effective January 6, 2020, will prohibit employers in New York from inquiring about an […]

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 […]

New Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York Mako v. Linda Richards Inc., and Linda Barry a/k/a Linda Bretti, individually, and Frank Bretti, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02660 On March 25, 2019, Plaintiff, Ms. Mako, on behalf of herself, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed […]

New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York Melgarejo v. New York Fish & Vegetable, Inc., d/b/a “NY Fish and Vegetables,” and Lee’s Fish & Fruit, Inc., and David Lee, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02439-AT On March 19, 2019, Plaintiff Mr. Melgarejo, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf […]

Can I Be Fired for My Political Views?

Political Views and Employment The United States is gearing up for a big presidential election in 2020 and most people have strong opinions about the candidates. But can you voice those opinions in the workplace? The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. Though a lot of people share their political views while on […]

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 […]

Employment Law and Workplace Surveillance Everyone is entitled to a certain level of privacy, but a reasonable expectation of privacy varies based on where you are and what you are doing. For instance, what’s reasonable in your own home is different from when you are riding a public bus or sitting in a restaurant. The […]

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