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EEOC: Demeaning Female Employees in Front of Co-Workers is Sexual Harassment
EEOC: Demeaning Female Employees in Front of Co-Workers is Sexual Harassment

All New York employers need to take sexual harassment seriously. When an employee complains about harassing, abusive, or even simply inappropriate behavior, the employer needs to conduct a proper investigation and take any appropriate remedial steps. What the employer should ...

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Blog posts in April, 2018

  • 2nd Circuit Clarifies Liquidated Damages are Not "Cumulative" in Wage-Hour Cases

    New York City is home to people from all over the world. Unfortunately, some of these people are here under less-than-ideal employment circumstances. ...

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  • Is Taking a 15-Minute Break Considered Medical "Leave" Under Federal Law?

    The Family and Medical Leave Act is the federal law that allows certain employees to take up to 12 workweeks of leave to attend to a serious health ...

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  • Can a Civil Servant be Fired for Sexual Harassment?

    Section 75 hearings refer to the collectively bargained arbitration process that handles complaints against qualified New York City public employees. ...

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  • Does Favoring College Graduates in Hiring Constitute "Age Discrimination"?

    Age discrimination is illegal when the victims are workers or job applicants ages 40 and over. It is important to distinguish illegal acts of age ...

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  • Does the Law Protect Me if I Speak Up on Behalf of a Co-Worker?

    One of the basic principles of employment law is that an employer cannot retaliate against an employee who attempts to exercise his or her rights. For ...

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  • Can an Employer Force Me to Undergo a Psychological Evaluation as Part of the Hiring Process?

    Even when a worker successfully pursues an employment discrimination claim, that does not always mean the employer will refrain from further illegal ...

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  • Is it Illegal for a Workplace Policy to Have a Disparate Impact on Female Employees?

    Sex discrimination in the workplace may take the form of written policies that disparately impact male and female employees. For example, a policy ...

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  • Will New York City Give Workers the "Right to Disconnect"?

    Smartphones and laptops allow us to work anywhere and anytime we choose. On the flip side, these devices also make it possible for your employer to ...

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