Workplace Discrimination

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 […]
June 15, 2017

New York City Law Tries to Eliminate Wage Gap

New York City Law Aims to Reduce Wage Gap On October 31, 2017, there will be something new in effect in New York City. On May 4, 2017, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed into law a proposed amendment to New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that will prohibit employers from asking questions about the salary history of prospective employees. The New York City Council approved the amendment in April. The passage of this law […]
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 […]