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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many healthcare professionals have turned to social media to express their frustration regarding treating large amounts of COVID-19 patients and the lack of personal protection equipment provided by their employers.  Some of the postings by healthcare professionals have gone viral thereby persuading healthcare corporations to confront the issues raised by their […]

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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 […]

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 […]

New Civil Action filed in the Eastern District of New York William R. Nolan v. The City of New York, et al.Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00187 In a civil action seeking damages, a writ of mandamus, equitable relief in the form of an injunction, and a declaratory judgment, on January 9, 2019, Mr. Nolan (“Plaintiff”), by […]

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 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 […]

The short answer in New York is: maybe. To retaliate literally means to respond or reply. Thus, many actions against employees are a response to action(s) that an employee has taken. It is not illegal to take an adverse action against an employee in response to something that employee may have done that the employer […]

$251,274.36 – Action for Overtime Compensation and Retaliation – Firm represented a manager against her former employer, a corporation that owns and manages residential apartment buildings, asserting certain claims of violations of the Fair Housing Act, New York State Human Rights Law and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). The complaint in this matter alleged […]

Despite laws in place to protect employees against discrimination and harassment in the workplace, there are still people who don’t report their experiences because they are afraid of what could happen to them. Consider the recent developments in Hollywood. Several actresses have come forward with sexual harassment allegations years after the experiences occurred. Many of […]


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