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Do Anti-Hispanic Statements Constitute "Racial" Discrimination?

There are multiple federal and state laws that address employment discrimination . For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on a number of protected characteristics, including race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. Other ...

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Blog posts in March, 2018

  • When is Alcoholism Classified as a Legal "Disability"?

    Alcoholism is a serious illness that afflict many New Yorkers. Under certain circumstances, alcoholism does qualify as a protected disability under ...

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  • NYC to Require Employers Accommodate Requests for "Temporary" Employee Schedule Changes

    All of us have faced situations in which we need to take a day off from work due to a sudden personal or family emergency. Unfortunately, many ...

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  • Can an Employment Agency Refuse to Refer a Worker Due to Age?

    New York employers need to tread carefully when it comes to soliciting information regarding the ages of job applicants. In some industries–notably ...

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  • Will New York Eliminate the "Tip Credit" for Servers?

    The minimum wage is not as simple as you might think, at least when it comes to service workers in businesses, like restaurants, where employees ...

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  • Long Island Diner Owner, Manager Plead Guilty to Criminal Wage Theft Charges

    You have the right to receive a day's pay for a day's work under New York law. No employer has the right to withhold wages, even if it claims it lacks ...

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  • How Much can I Actually Win in a Sexual Harassment Case?

    Large jury verdicts tend to garner news headlines. Sexual harassment cases are no exception, especially in the current social climate. Before pursuing ...

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  • Are Hospitals Founded by Religious Groups Exempt from Employment Discrimination Laws?

    Last year we discussed a New York federal appeals court's holding that the ex-principal of a Catholic school could not challenge her termination under ...

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  • Is "Not Fitting in" Actually a Pretext for Discrimination?

    New York employers often give vague reasons for firing an employee. A common one is that the employee simply “did not fit in” with the company or its ...

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  • Can My Employer Refuse to Assign Me Work Because of My Pregnancy?

    Many New York employers view pregnant employees as an inconvenience rather than as individuals entitled to respect and equal treatment in the ...

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