Discrimination

February 27, 2018
Gay Discrimination Work New York

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Big Win to Gay Workers in New York

Yesterday, in a landmark 10-3 ruling, the Second Circuit became the second federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes protections against sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Employers in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont can no longer discriminate against gay and lesbian workers with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, without running afoul of Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex.
August 29, 2017

NY Exec Sues For Sex Discrimination

Fired PR Executive Alleged Gender Discrimination in a Lawsuit Against Her Employer Women and men file gender discrimination lawsuits in New York and across the nation, almost daily. At Leeds Brown Law, P.C., employment lawyers handling sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases, we hear our fair share of the colorful complaints employees have about the people with whom they work. For example, “My boss thinks it’s perfectly normal to hug and kiss me and compliment […]
August 25, 2017

EEOC Filed Lawsuit Against Estee Lauder

EEOC Sued Estee Lauder for Discriminating Against Male Employees It isn’t every day we hear allegations that a well-known company is discriminating against its male employees. When we do, the attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, P.C. think it’s important to report about it in part as a reminder to employees that the laws that prohibit employment discrimination apply equally to all protected individuals. The case we are referencing is in the jurisdiction of the federal […]
April 19, 2017

New York City Signs Equal Pay Bill

New York City Council Signs Equal Pay Bill On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the New York City Council gave overwhelming approval to a bill that prevents public and private employers from inquiring about salary history. The bill was introduced in August 2016 by Letitia James, New York City’s Public Advocate. NBC News reports that equal pay advocates hope that the legislation will help close the gender wage gap that “disproportionately hurts Asian, black, and Hispanic […]
April 12, 2017

Reverse Discrimination Against Young White Employees

Allegations of Reverse Discrimination Five former employees of Revolt TV, a music channel owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs, have filed a lawsuit claiming the channel discriminated against them for being young and white. The producers, all over the age of 39 and Caucasian, worked on the television version of the urban talk-radio show on Power 105.1 called “the Breakfast Club.” The production team, led by Doug Goodstein, had significant experience doing similar work on the […]
March 27, 2017

Tiffany Employee Filed Lawsuit for Genetic Discrimination

The Genetic Nondiscrimination Information Act Protects Employees There have not been many cases filed under the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Under this federal law, employers with 15 or more employees may not use your genetic information in the following ways: To limit, segregate, classify or mistreat an employee or To make employment decisions regarding things such as compensation, hiring, firing or promoting. In other words, your employer may not use genetic test results […]
March 20, 2017

Muslim Employees Receive Money to Settle Religious Discrimination Claim

Beware of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace Religious discrimination has become a hot topic in recent months as more and more news stories highlight adverse situations people encounter while living and working in New York and throughout the country. During a time when the public is witnessing what appears to be an increase in hate crimes, desecration of religious symbols, and threats to houses of worship, it is important to consider what may also be […]