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Second Circuit Confirms "But-For" Standard in Disability Discrimination Cases

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on a disability. This includes not just hiring decisions but also situations involving the promotion or demotion of an existing employee. When it comes to disability discrimination , the question ...

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  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Federal Sex Discrimination Law Protects LGBT Workers

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of “sex.” Last ...

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  • How Being Treated "Less Well" at Work May Qualify as Employment Discrimination

    Although employment discrimination is prohibited at the federal, state, and city levels, each law is different in its scope and application. In fact, ...

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  • EEOC Releases Figures on Workplace Discrimination Charges Filed in 2018

    Although you frequently see news reports about individual cases of sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination , it is often ...

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  • Ex-NYC Council Speaker Faces Lawsuit Over Allegedly Pressuring Housing Authority to Replace African-American Manager

    Discrimination in the workplace is rarely the fault of one person. It often reflects a culture that fosters and protects those who engage in ...

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  • Can I be Compelled to Arbitrate an Employment Dispute if My Union Declined to Pursue a Grievance?

    Many New Yorkers belong to a labor union. Such unions negotiate a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) setting the terms and conditions of employment ...

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  • What You Need to Know About New York City's New "Lactation Room" Laws

    What You Need to Know About New York City's New “Lactation Room” Laws There are some forms of sex discrimination that are less about overt conduct and ...

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  • NYC Council May Ban "At-Will" Firings in Fast Food Industry

    As a general rule, private employment in New York State is considered “at-will.” This means that an employer can fire an employee for just about any ...

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  • What is the “Election of Remedies Doctrine,” and How Could it Affect My Employment Discrimination Case? | Nisar Law Group, P.C.

    If you are the victim of employment discrimination , you have multiple possible options for seeking justice. Depending on the facts of your case, you ...

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  • New York City Announces New Rules to Prevent Hair and Hairstyle Discrimination | Nisar Law Group, P.C.

    Race and nationality discrimination takes many forms. For example, some employers refuse to hire job applicants based on certain characteristics or ...

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