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The Legal Aftermath of the Sexual Harassment Scandals
The Legal Aftermath of the Sexual Harassment Scandals

As the public continues to process the growing number of sexual harassment scandals involving public figures, lawmakers and businesses are moving to adopt new policies designed to remedy actual and perceived abuses of the legal process in this area. Whether or not these ...

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Blog posts in December, 2017

  • What are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in New York City?

    Pregnancy is a joyous yet stressful time for many women in New York. Juggling a full-time job and an expected new baby is never easy. Unfortunately, ...

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  • New York Federal Reserve Accused of Race Discrimination

    Race discrimination in the workplace is not always overt. In many cases it comes down to an employer subtly but noticeably treating certain groups of ...

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  • Can an Email Exchange Create a Binding Employment Agreement in New York?

    In New York employment is considered “at will” unless the parties have a written employment agreement . This means, for example, that an employer does ...

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  • EEOC Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Claim With NYC Employer

    New York employers cannot treat female employees unfavorably just because they become pregnant or require leave for childbirth or a medical condition ...

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  • Why You Should Always Read (and Understand) an Employment Agreement Before Signing

    Most of us have, at one time or another, signed a legal agreement without reading the entire document or fully understanding its terms. Unfortunately, ...

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  • Does Filing an Administrative Complaint Affect My Rights to Sue for Race Discrimination?

    Employment discrimination differs from other types of New York law in that a victim may choose to pursue either an administrative remedy or direct ...

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  • When is My Employer Liable for a Coworker Sexually Harassing Me?

    Sexual harassment often reflects a larger problem within a company. But as a matter of federal employment law , the U.S. Supreme Court has said an ...

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  • New York Court of Appeals Broadens Scope of Punitive Damages Under NYC Anti-Discrimination Law

    Sex discrimination and pregnancy discrimination do not just affect the victims. As the New York City Council has said in adopting some of the ...

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  • Can I Sue for Retaliatory Acts Other Than Getting Fired?

    Employment discrimination often involves retaliation. For example, if you suffer from racially discriminatory practices at work, and the company fires ...

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