June 9, 2015

NYC Discriminated Based on Race and Gender, According to EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Finds NYC Discriminated The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), responding to a complaint filed by more than 1,000 managers in the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has conducted an investigation and concluded that the city systematically paid women and minorities less than their white male colleagues in similar positions. Sources say the finding could cost the city close to $300 million. Unions Says Practice Has Been in Place […]
February 4, 2015

Sexual Harassment of Men in the Workplace—Urban Legend or Reality?

Sexual Harassment Claims by Men Continue to Increase According to a study conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), about 15,000 claims are filed every year alleging sexual harassment in the workplace. Though the total number has been steadily decreasing over the last decade, the number of lawsuits filed by men alleging harassment by female supervisors has tripled, with more than one in ten workplace sexual harassment claims now being filed by male employees […]
January 19, 2015

EEOC Steps Up Enforcement of Americans With Disabilities Act

Federal Agency Steps Up Enforcement of ADA Over the last three months, officials at the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have beefed up efforts to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (the "ADA"). An EEOC news release in October, 2014, advised employers and others that the agency sought "renewed effort to hire people with disabilities." Statistics show that, since the EEOC began enforcing the ADA over 20 years ago, […]
January 8, 2015

Sexual Harassment Rampant in the Restaurant Business

Waitresses Say That Sexual Harassment Is "Part of the Job" In a study conducted by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, approximately four out of five female wait staff interviewed admitted that they had been subjected to sexual harassment on the job or during the hiring process. Researchers say that harassment on the job is closely tied to the way waitresses are compensated. Most have to rely on tips to make up the large percentage of their […]
January 8, 2015

EEOC Files Lawsuit to Protect Transgender Employees

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Files Actions for Discrimination In November, 2014, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought complaints against a funeral home in Michigan and an eye clinic in Florida, both involving allegations from employees who claimed they were fired when they disclosed that they were making a transition from male to female. These are the first cases where the EEOC has brought actions on behalf of transgender persons. According to an EEOC attorney, […]
August 7, 2013

EEOC Accuses Health Insurance Broker of Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a Melville, New York based health insurance brokerage, alleging that the company systematically discriminated against certain employees based on their age. In the complaint, the EEOC claims that PJP Health Agency Inc. routinely subjected only its three administrative staff members older than 40 to vulgar, age-based insults and eventually fired the employees for complaining about the ongoing harassment. The lawsuit was filed on […]
June 24, 2013

New Yorkers travel to Capitol for #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day

New Yorkers from every corner of the state are headed to the Capitol in Albany to join thousands for a rally and legislative meetings in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The Agenda is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s groundbreaking 10-point plan aimed at improving the lives of New York’s 10 million women by removing significant barriers to women’s full and equal participation in society. The #NY4Women Rally and Lobby Day is a grassroots effort to organizing […]