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Manhattan Judge Upholds National Origin Discrimination Verdict Against University
Manhattan Judge Upholds National Origin Discrimination Verdict Against University

Under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), an employer may not treat an employee less well “at least in part” based on certain characteristics, include race and national origin . The NYCHRL imposes a stricter standard than similar federal employment discrimination ...

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Blog posts in June, 2018

  • Is an "Unfair" Employment Decision Necessarily Discrimination?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws are designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of a person's physical ...

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  • Bronx Retailer Ordered to Pay $12,000 for Not Following Overtime Laws

    Does your employer have a written overtime policy in place? If not, there is a good chance you are being underpaid for the hours you work in excess of ...

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  • Can I Sue My Union if it Fails to Pursue My Discrimination Complaint?

    If you are the victim of employment discrimination , you normally have the right to seek damages under New York State and New York City laws. If you ...

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  • Is it Really Impossible to Fire "Incompetent" Teachers in New York?

    You often hear critics of New York public schools argue that it is “impossible to fire bad teachers” due to tenure and civil service laws, but that is ...

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  • Upstate NY Employer Company Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Charges

    Last August we discussed a pending disability discrimination case against a western New York truck dealership. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity ...

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  • Who is Considered a "Joint Employer" Under NYC Employment Discrimination Law?

    It many employment discrimination cases, it is not necessarily clear who the “employer” is. Many New York City workers have several masters who may be ...

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  • Understanding the Three-Step Process for Presenting Discrimination Claims

    In a disability discrimination lawsuit, there is a three-step process that courts use to decide whether there is a “material” dispute that justifies ...

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  • NYC Employers Must Comply With New Paid Sick Leave Law

    On May 4, 2018, New York City's revised Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law took effect. All businesses with five or more employees who work at least 80 ...

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  • Can an Employer Refuse to Rehire Me Due to a Cognitive Disability?

    Disability discrimination is not limited to situations in which an employer simply refuses to hire someone due to a physical or mental impairment. It ...

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