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US Labor Department updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for the First Time in 40 Years.

Women make up over 50 percent of the population in the United States and are a significant part of the workforce. Yet, discrimination based on gender (sex discrimination) remains prevalent. As an employment attorney, practicing for over 21 years, I (among many others) have been trying to eradicate this problem from our society while constantly Read More

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Appeals Court holds that isolated Incidents of Harassment can be sufficient for Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

For a very long time, the 4th Circuit had set a very high standard holding that a hostile work environment claim cannot survive unless it was pervasive and on-going. This year, the 4th Circuit finally reversed itself and reinstated a former cocktail waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation lawsuit, stating that isolated incidents of verbal Read More

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New York City Makes Caregivers a Protected Class

On January 5, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. A “caregiver” is defined as “a person who provides direct and ongoing care for a minor child or care recipient.” A “care recipient” is a person Read More

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