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Blog Posts in 2012

EEOC Issues a Determination that Clothing Chain Wet Seal Discriminated Against Employees Based on Their Race

The New York Times reported earlier this week that national clothing chain Wet Seal has been found to have discriminated against African-American employees by the Equal Employment Opportunity ...
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Sexual Relationship in the Workplace Is Not Always Sexual Harassment

| The end of a personal relationship may not be the basis for a sexual harassment lawsuit. In Mauro v. Orville, 259 A.D.2d 89 (3d Dept. 1999). The plaintiff, a legal secretary, entered into a ...
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NYC Steakhouse Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

| Sparks, an New York City steak house, agreed to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") . The EEOC filed the ...
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New York Taxpayers Dollars Going to Sexual Harassment Victims

| Records from the Attorney General's office show that New York taxpayers have paid more than $5,000,000 to settle claims of sexual harassment against state workers brought over the last 3 years. The ...
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Former Stagehand Sues Metropolitan Opera For Sexual Harassment

| A former stagehand has sued the Metropolitan Opera in New York City claiming sexual harassment. The plaintiff, a female carpenter, claims that her male colleagues regularly subjected her to unwanted ...
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Age Discrimination Case Filed in New York Supreme Court Against Major Publisher

Marilyn Ducksworth, the long time Director of Communications for Penguin Group USA, filed a complaint of age discrimination against the company on September 5 in New York Supreme Court. As reported by ...
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Age and Gender Discrimination Suit Filed Against MTV in New York

A former Vice President at MTV is suing its parent, Viacom for discrimination. Andrea Fair who was hired by MTV in 2005 and promoted in 2008 has claimed that she was treated differently by her male ...
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Sexual Harassment Claims Made Against New York State Assembly

| New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez is facing additional sexual harassment claims made by former employees. Lopez was accused of multiple incidents of unwelcome physical conduct and sexual ...
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Major New York City Age Discrimination Case Against WPIX-Channel 11

Earlier this summer, over the course of several weeks, a major age discrimination trial took place in Federal Court in Downtown Manhattan. The suit was brought by former WPIX-Channel 11 news director ...
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Former Waitresses Accusing New York Restaurant of Sexual Harassment Prevail in Defeating Summary Judgment Motion

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court affirmed that Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton should receive their day in court. Ms. McRedmond and Ms. Lipton claim that they were sexually ...
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Bronx Car Wash Employees File Lawsuit Seeking Unpaid Wages and Overtime

A lawsuit was recently filed in Federal Court by employees of a Bronx car wash seeking unpaid wages and overtime. This suit is apparently part of a campaign by an organization called WASH New York ...
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Employees Only Protected Against Retaliation for Helping Sexual Harassment Probe in an EEOC Investigation

| The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination brought against companies by their employees. The law specifically protects employees who ...
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New York State Legislature Considers Bill That Would Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

After passing the New York State Assembly, the Senate is now considering the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a transgender anti-discrimination bill. The law, which comes one year after New ...
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NBA Employee Allegedly Fired for Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the New York Times reports, while he was in the position of Security Director for the National Basketball Association ("NBA"), Warren Glover tried to do what was right. Glover repeatedly ...
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Sexual Harassment at an Ivy League University

| The New York Times is reporting that Yale University, a beacon of Academic excellence, has released its first report describing its handling of over 52 allegations of sexual misconduct by students ...
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Conservative Legal Academic Allowed to Proceed With Claim of Employment Discrimination

Teresa Wagner, a former George Mason University School of Law professor is suing the University of Iowa in federal court for employment discrimination, alleging that she was not hired by the ...
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