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WHAT PROTECTIONS DO TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN THE WORKPLACE?

A recent lawsuit and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint have caused the Justice Department to clarify the stance of the federal government on gender identity discrimination in the workplace. Leyth Read More

EEOC SAYS SARA LEE (THE COMPANY) DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BLACK EMPLOYEES

On February 9th, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that food company Sara Lee discriminated against black employees at a facility in Paris, Texas. According to the Commission’s findings, Read More

SUPREME COURT TACKLES PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

On December 3rd, 2014, the Supreme Court heard a pregnancy discrimination case that will help define the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The case was brought forward Read More

NEW YORK CITY LAW PROHIBITS UNEMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

If you are unemployed, you may worry about whether your work status will negatively impact your job search. You should know that in New York City, employers are prohibited from Read More

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCES IN YOUR WORKPLACE

A powerful democrat, Vito Lopez, resigned from his position as a Brooklyn Assemblyman after an ethics panel reported on his sexual harassment of female members of his staff. The harassment Read More

YOUR BABY OR YOUR JOB: YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO MAKE THIS KIND OF CHOICE

Women now make up more than half of the workforce, and 60 percent of the mothers of children under the age of three now work. The income these women earn Read More

GROOMING CODES AND SEX STEREOTYPING

There is an inherent tension in the acceptance of grooming codes as legal and permissible and the view that sexual stereotypes are impermissible discrimination. The courts do not apply the Read More

MINIMUM WAGE ON THE RISE

If you are earning minimum wage, expect that rate to rise in the coming years. Recent media reports suggest that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to push for the Read More

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS ALL TOO PREVALENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Whileracial discrimination is less severe today than it once was, it has not, by any means, vanished from the landscape. In fact, it is the most widespread basis for federal Read More

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN NEW YORK

Muslim employees who wear a hijab or need an appropriate space for prayers during the workday, as well as Jewish employees who take time off to observe the Sabbath or Read More

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