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Discriminated At Work Because Of Your Age?

By Leeds Brown Law | December 17, 2018

Under Federal, New York State, and New York City law, an employer is prohibited from subjecting an employee to certain adverse/negative employment actions due to that employee’s age. These adverse/negative employment actions can include termination, suspension, layoffs, pay decreases, and other conditions of an individual’s employment.  Federal, New York State,...

Sexually Harassed at the Office Holiday Party?

By Leeds Brown Law | December 13, 2018

While sexual harassment that takes place at work may clearly be deemed improper, it is important to be aware that behavior such as unwanted physical touching, sexual solicitations or requests, or inappropriate comments may be in violation of the law even if they do not take place in the workplace....

Suing Your Employer For Unpaid Wages? Here’s What You Should Know

By Leeds Brown Law | December 6, 2018

Protect Your Earned Wages and Tips What Should I Do if I Think I Am Not Being Paid Properly? You may want to consider immediately keeping a journal or other record of the time you start and end work every day and how much you were paid. It’s a good...

4 Ways Your Employer Might Be Withholding Your Hard-Earned Tips

By Leeds Brown Law | November 24, 2018

Is Your Employer Withholding Your Hard-Earned Tips? Tipped employees are entitled to certain protections under New York Labor Laws and New York Department of Labor Regulations against stolen tips. Employers who regularly do not distribute tips, retain tips, or fail to provide proper notice of tip polices may be in...

What Constitutes A “Hostile Work Environment”

By Leeds Brown Law | November 19, 2018

How Workplace Harassment May Create A Hostile Work Environment Many types of harassment can occur in the workplace. Examples include unwelcome comments, jokes, pranks, and touching. Derogatory statements that are not directed at the targeted individual but made in his or her presence may also constitute harassment. Sometimes comments that...

When Adverse/Negative Employment Actions Become Unlawful

By Leeds Brown Law | November 14, 2018

What to Do if You’ve Experienced Negative Employment Actions If you experience a negative employment action, it may be useful to consult with an employment attorney to see if your rights are potentially being violated. It is important to consider whether there are problems with potentially unlawful workplace discrimination/harassment relative...

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