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Category Archives: Employment Law

What Constitutes Discrimination During a Job Interview?

One of the most common ways that employment discrimination lawsuits arise is by discrimination that happens within the setting of a job interview. There are certain questions or types of treatment that you might encounter during an interview that could be considered discriminatory.  First, be on the lookout for discriminatory questions during an interview. Any… Read More »

Effects of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers or job candidates based on their age. The act applies to anyone who is at least 40 years of age and to all employers that run companies with at least 20 employees. While individual… Read More »

Issues of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Religious discrimination is specifically prohibited by federal law and is covered under a variety of federal statutes. However, what does and does not constitute discrimination can occasionally be confusing. So what types of situations are employers required to approach tactfully and abide by religious discrimination laws?  In just about every situation, federal law prohibits employers… Read More »

Studies on Gender Discrimination Reveal Bias Still Exists in the Workplace

While many people would likely agree that the United States has come a long way in terms of gender discrimination in the workplace, several studies still indicate that a bias still exists that must be overcome.  Some experts wonder whether making people aware of that bias will make a difference in helping to combat it…. Read More »

New York Continues to Make Progress on LGBT Employment Equality

Recent reports seem to indicate that the state of New York is making great strides toward achieving equality in the world of employment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A couple of recent announcements highlighted this progress:  The state announced in mid-December that it would now be illegal for transgender people to be denied… Read More »

MLB Executive Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against League

A high-ranking female executive in the Major League Baseball offices has filed a lawsuit for gender discrimination against league Executive Vice President and Hall of Fame player Frank Robinson, Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball as an organization. Sylvia Lind, the Director of Baseball initiatives, claims in the suit that MLB has a long… Read More »

Seven Women to File Harassment Lawsuit Against New York Assemblyman

According to a recent report from an Albany newspaper, seven different women are expected to file a lawsuit against former state Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga. Gabryszak resigned from his position in 2013 after numerous complaints of sexual harassment were brought to light.  In light of these issues of harassment and others that have caused many… Read More »

Supreme Court to Settle Issue of Pregnant Workers’ Rights

The case involving former UPS air driver Peggy Young and her pregnancy discrimination lawsuit has garnered a lot of attention throughout the United States. It officially went in front of the Supreme Court in early December, which means it now falls on the shoulders of the nation’s highest court to determine whether UPS violated the… Read More »

Bank Employee Barred from Building After Reporting Harassment

Michael Picarella, an employee of HSBC’s Fifth Avenue location in Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against the bank earlier this year for harassment. After attempting to return to work after the Thanksgiving holiday, he was surprised to discover that he was being barred from entering the building.  The 47-year-old Picarella originally filed the lawsuit with claims… Read More »

Age Discrimination: When Older Employees are Pushed Out

Discrimination based on age is a huge problem in many workplaces. Older employees may be forced into early retirement or see their responsibilities or wages reduced based on their age. Additionally, many older job applicants have greater difficulty securing employment due to their age. Although this form of discrimination can sometimes be difficult to prove,… Read More »

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