Workplace Discrimination

September 25, 2018
NY Documentation Reporting Harassment Discrimination

The Importance of Proper Documentation of Complaints to Employer as Well as Holding on to Evidence of Discrimination/Harassment

Why you should consider reporting instances of discrimination, harassment, etc., to your employer and maintain copies of your complaints if possible.
August 10, 2018
Sexual Harassment Laws In New York

Transparency Is Key: Confidentiality Clauses In Sexual Harassment Cases

Confidentiality clauses were often included in settlement agreements in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Learn why Cuomo has opted to prohibit the inclusion of these clauses.
June 1, 2018
Discrimination Having Family

New York Laws | Discrimination Based On Family Status

New York employers sometimes discriminate against employees for having a family. Is it illegal in New York for an employer to discriminate against or punish an employee for family responsibilities? What can you do to protect your career when it's in jeopardy simply because you're a parent or caregiver? Learn more.
May 22, 2018
Discrimination Against Pregnant New Mom

From the Mommy Track to the Executive Track: How Women Can Stop Pregnancy Discrimination

What is “The Mommy Track” and how does this perceived notion of women encourage pregnancy discrimination? What can pregnant women and new Moms do to ensure their career or career advancement isn’t placed in jeopardy? Learn more.
May 4, 2018
Discrimination Mental Disability New York

Is Discrimination Against Workers With Mental Disabilities On The Rise?

A Case Of Discrimination Based On Mental Disability Until 2013, Nola Smith was a registered nurse at the Medical Surgical Department of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, now known as Northwell Health. She started work at Forest Hills Hospital, which is now part of the North-Shore-Long Island system, in 2008. Nola suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, for which she was prescribed medication. She negotiated a “flex” schedule with the hospital, consisting of no […]
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.
June 26, 2017

Antonella’s Will Pay $50,000 to Settle Employment Discrimination Case

Upstate Restaurant Agrees to Pay $50,000 to Discrimination Victims In 2015, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), after investigating a charge, filed a lawsuit against Antonella’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, alleging its co-owner Angelo Dellicarpini violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Hispanic employees of the popular upstate restaurant claimed in their charge that Dellicarpini engaged in a pattern of discrimination and harassment based on their national origin. After trying […]