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.
July 9, 2012

Assisted Living Home in Oregon Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

In Portland, Oregon, an assisted living and nursing home named Pioneer Place Assisted Living facility will pay $80,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   The nursing home will also apologize to Pamila Bourasa, a job applicant with epilepsy, whom they refused to hire for a cook position.   Even though Bourasa had completed a positive interview and discussed a start date she was not hired when […]
June 28, 2012

Underage model at 16 year old shown choking for fashion article

Hailey Clauson is a 16 year old high end fashion model who recently stirred up some controversy for a fashion spread in which she subjected herself to being choked in Pop Magazine.   The fashion spread also shows the model posing with a nude woman and a porn star named Destiny.  Critics have claims that the magazine’s fashion spread sexualizes violence against women, and is especially more disturbing due to the fact that the model is […]
June 28, 2012

Scaffold Collapse on East Side Manhattan

Recently, three construction workers almost fell from the 17thy floor of  construction work site on the Upper East side.  At the time, the three workers were spotted dangling from the scaffolding, hanging on a 75 degree angle.  However, the three workers were rescued when a NYPD officer from the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit retrieved them.  The workers included a 35 year old man, and two other men at 45 and 47 years old.  Read more: […]
June 26, 2012

Slumlord said to be taking over hotel in Brooklyn

Infamous slumlord, David Bistricer, is part of the development team that is being accused of providing moldy, asbestos-laden conditions at the Chelsea Hotel.  He is now is now taking over the former “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn”, which is the Hotel Bossert on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights with plans to turn it back into a 302 room hotel.  However, he has a reputation as a slumlord, for his past record: as owner of a 59 building […]
June 25, 2012

Worker Fired in Michigan when he turned in gun at job

John Chevilott is a former public-works employee in Wayne County, Michigan who was fired after he found a loaded snubnosed revolver and turned it in. The veteran employee of the Department of Public Services thought he was doing the right thing.  He finished his day job and then turned the gun into police later the same evening.  After 23 years of employment, Chevilott was fired for violation of department policies, and his foreman who knew […]
June 4, 2012

Call Center Times Bathroom Breaks for Employee

A Norwegian insurance company call center has implemented a new system for its workers that will time their bathroom breaks.