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NYPD Allegedly Fires Woman for Refusing to Drop Sexual Assault Charges

| A 26 year-old woman is suing the New York Police Department (NYPD), claiming that she was fired because she refused to drop a complaint against a co-worker who allegedly sexually assaulted her in ...
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Minority Employees Catch Fishmonger in Race Discrimination Claim

A Bronx fish company, M. Slavin & Sons, are not getting off the hook for the racial discrimination and sexual harassment that ran rampant in its company for years. Minority employees, who first ...
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New York Woman Brings Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claim Against the Staten Island Ferry

| Jennette Suarez claims that she was subjected to lewd sexually harassing behavior during her employment at Staten Island Ferry. Suarez alleges in her suit recently filed in Federal Court in Brooklyn ...
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Housekeeper in Manhattan Files Suit Against Billionaire after Refusing to Hire her Based on National Origin

Virginia Lim, a Filipino housekeeper, has filed a discrimination suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan claiming that she was not hired her because of her national origin. Lim was one of two workers ...
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Court Permits Sexual Harassment Claim in New York City to Proceed to a Jury Trial

Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, has held that a female bus driver for the NCYTA can present her sexual harassmen t claims to a jury. The plaintiff, Felicia ...
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Presidential Candidate Herman Cain in Sexual Harassment Allegations

Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has spent the past two days denying a Politico.com report claiming two women had accused him of improper sexual behavior in the 1990s. Cain commented, "I was falsely ...
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Alleged Race and Age Discrimination at the Waldorf-Astoria

The Waldorf-Astoria is being sued by Samir Abdel-Mesih, 53, for age and race discrimination in Queens Supreme Court, in New York. Mesih started as a waiter in 1987 and was promoted to banquet captain ...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Hotel in New York Supreme Court

A sexual harassment claim was brought in New York County Supreme Court yesterday by eight employees of AVA Lounge at the Dream Hotel. The owner and general manager are accused of subjecting the women ...
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New York City Fire Department To Get Court Monitor in Discrimination Case

This week, a federal judge issued a landmark ruling on an employment discrimination case and castigated New York City on its hiring practices within its fire department. U.S. District Judge Nicholas ...
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Alleged Racial Discrimination in Bronx Apartment Rentals Revealed

A Bronx landlord is being sued by the Justice Department for race discrimination, a civil rights violation in New York. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed the civil rights violation lawsuit ...
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Lawsuit Under the New York City Human Rights Law Claims Reverse Sexual Harassment

The laws against sexual harassment apply equally to men and women. Reverse sexual harassment refers to a the sexual harassment of a male by a female. Sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of ...
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University of Texas Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations Fired for Harassment

Cleve Bryant, former associate athletics director for football operations for the University of Texas, was dismissed from the University last March after a university investigation determined that ...
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Employer Claims Employee is "Too Ugly" to Sexually Harass

A lawsuit was filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court last week by 23 year old, Priscilla Agosto, against her former employer, a real estate office, for sexual harassment. Ms. Agosto claims that several of ...
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Employee Harassed for Wearing Religious Head Covering in the Workplace

McKinsey & Co. is faced with a religious discrimination lawsuit that may be the first of its kind. In the lawsuit, recently filed in Manhattan federal court, a former employee of the company claims he ...
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Is Employment Relocation a Form of Age Discrimination

When an employer decides that relocating their company is a good business decision, employees are faced with the ultimatum - move with the company or loose your job. On it's face, relocation does not ...
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New York City Sees an Increase in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

According to a recent New York Times article, the number of employment discrimination lawsuits filed by New York City employees has been increasing. In comparing the first two terms of the Bloomberg ...
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Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against Landmark New York City Restaurant

Recently the Central Park Boathouse, a landmark in Manhattan since the 1950's, has been the subject of several sexual harassment and other related discrimination claims against them. Approximately six ...
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New York City Police Sergeant Files Sexual Harassment Complaint

A male New York City Police Department sergeant filed a sexual harassment complaint against his male boss after years of unwanted advances from the commanding officer. The sergeant was "fed up" with ...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against New York City Nightclub Owner

A sexual harassment claim has been brought by four employees of New York nightclubs Tenjune and Simyone Lounge. The owner is accused of making unwanted sexual advances and requesting sexual favors ...
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LGBT Employees Not Protected by Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Employment discrimination protections for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and trans-gender employees under federal laws are of great consequence as legislation awaits Congressional action. According to a ...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a New York City Television Station

A former employee of the television channel BET is suing for sexual harassment in New York Supreme Court, Bronx County. The suit filed by Tameika Dorman claims she was sexually harassed by a cameraman ...
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Pregnancy Discrimination on ABC Television's "What Would You Do"

A recently-aired segment of ABC's "What Would You Do" confronted the issue and reality of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The program placed actors, posing as a manager and a pregnant ...
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Schwartz & Perry Obtains Another Favorable Verdict for Our Clients

In our second trial in less than one month, Schwartz Perry & Heller obtained another verdict in favor of our clients. In this matter, which was brought in Supreme Court, New York County, our office ...
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The Rights of Independent Contractors

The law provides certain benefits to employees, including the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and the ability to collect unemployment insurance benefits. Individuals who are classified ...
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Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Filed Against Marc Jacobs in New York City

A sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit has been brought against fashion designer Marc Jacobs' company in New York City. Patrice Lataillade states that her former supervisor created a hostile work ...
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