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National Origin Discrimination is Basis for $1.1 Million Lawsuit

Steve Awad, an engineer for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, claims that based on discriminatory statements and actions by employees of the said City of New York, his human ...
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Supreme Court to Consider Age Discrimination Case. . . With a Difference

A controversial age discrimination case has worked its way up from the lower Courts and has been accepted by the Supreme Court for its consideration. In the matter of Madigan v. Levin, Harvey Levin, ...
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Brooks Brothers Facing $30 Million Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Law Suit

A Seamstress at Brooks Brothers' Queens factory, Herlinda Aroca Pino, is suing the company for $30 million, claiming sexual harassment and retaliation by the Assistant Plant Manager. Among Pino's ...
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Race Bias Class Action Lawsuit Against Merrill Lynch Settles for $160 Million

A class-action race discrimination lawsuit brought by a Merrill Lynch employee has been settled for $160 million. More than 1,200 current and former Merrill Lynch employees could be eligible to take ...
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Coalition of Civil Rights Advocates Launch Campaign to Ban Workplace Discrimination Against Gays

In an effort to garner support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which has languished on Capital Hill for almost two decades, a coalition of civil rights groups has launched a $2 ...
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against San Diego Mayor

A former employee of San Diego's mayor, Bob Filner, has accused him of sexually harassing her, alleging that she was forced to resign after she said the mayor treated women as "sexual objects or ...
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New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Under Fire in Lopez Sexual Harassment Cases

Throughout the last few months, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been faced with mounting pressure regarding his handling of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment allegations. First, the ...
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How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling in Nassar Affects Retaliation Victims in New York City

The United States Supreme Court, in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, recently changed the burden that victims of retaliation face under federal law. Justice Kennedy, writing ...
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Employees Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish on the Job

It has been reported that a total of nine Hispanic police officers were reprimanded for speaking Spanish on the job after filing unrelated discrimination complaints. These officers claim that the ...
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How Will The Supreme Court's Recent Decision Affect Sexual Harassment Victims in New York City

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court came down with two decisions that may make it more difficult for victims of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination to assert claims against their ...
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Star Chef Paula Deen Fired by the Food Network for Using Racial Slurs

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was abruptly fired by the Food Network on June 21, 2013 for admitting at a deposition in connection with a race discrimination case brought by an employee of a restaurant ...
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New York State Senate Fails to Pass Gender Identity Discrimination Bill

The New York State Legislative Session has come to a close and the New York State Senate has, once again, failed to pass a bill granting protection under the New York State Human Rights Law for gender ...
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Brooklyn Starbucks Employee Sues for Sexual Harassment, Disability Discrimination, and Retaliation

A former employee of a Brooklyn, New York Starbucks is suing the company for sexual harassment, disability discrimination and retaliation Kari Smith, a shift supervisor at various Brooklyn Starbucks ...
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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Faces Significant Challenges in Congress

While sexual orientation discrimination is protected by the New York State and New York City human rights laws, it is still not protected under federal law. The bill which would include sexual ...
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Sexual Harassment Case Against Fast Food Chain Is Settled by E.E.O.C.

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed in September 2012, is being settled with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, against Panda Express, a Chinese fast-food chain, which manages and operates ...
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Groundbreaking Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Filed Against Exxon Corporation

Freedom at Work, a gay-rights group, has filed what it describes as a groundbreaking discrimination complaint against Exxon Corporation in Illinois. The complaint, which was filed with Illinois' ...
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Sexual Harassment Victims Considering Claim Based on Cover-up

| It has been reported that two of former State Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment victims are considering whether to assert claims against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for covering up ...
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Sexual Harassment and Disability Discrimination Case Filed Against Starbucks in Brooklyn Federal Court

| A former shift manager at Starbucks has filed a discrimination case in the Eastern District of New York alleging that she was s exually harassed, subjected to a hostile work environment because of ...
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Schwartz & Perry Prevails in 2nd Circuit Appeal of Sexual Harassment Claim under the New York City Human Rights Law

We are pleased to share a favorable decision from the 2nd Circuit regarding Sexual Harassment claims under the New York City Human Rights Law. The case is Mihalik v. Credit Agricole Cheuvreux North ...
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Retaliation Case Against New York City Police Department

A former police officer claims he was forced to retire after making discrimination complaints against the New York Police Department. According to the plaintiff, in March 2002, he was place on ...
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Race Discrimination Class Action Against New York City Department of Sanitation

A race discrimination case has been brought by a group of 11 Black and Hispanic supervisors against the New York City Sanitation Department. According to the suit, the employees are alleging that they ...
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Court Clarifies What Proof Is Required to Prove Race Discrimination

Victims of employment discrimination often suffer harassment over a period of years and, as a result, may be unable to recall the specific circumstances of each act against them. Adding on the fact ...
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New York City Job Bias Law Approved Over Veto

New York City will soon have the nation's broadest laws barring employers from rejecting out of work applicants. When the law takes effect in June, New York City will be the fourth location in the ...
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EEOC Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for $2.5 Million

| Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchise has agreed to pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial action to resolve a sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the ...
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EEOC Releases Workplace Discrimination Charge Statistics for 2012

In late-January 2013, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its annual report of claims filed for the previous year. While there are state laws protecting employees ...
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