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Blog Posts in March, 2014

If You Are an Unpaid Intern, Can an Employer Discriminate Against You?

Believe it or not, until recently, it was perfectly legal for an employer to discriminate against you if you are an unpaid intern. A recent New York Federal Court decision held that unpaid workers are ...
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NYC New Paid Sick Leave Law Signed Into Law

In an indication that Mayor De Blasio is making employee rights a major priority, the first bill he signed into law last week was the Earned Sick Time Act.The new law will require all businesses in ...
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Sexual Harassment Doesn't Always Involve Sex

Can you have a sexual harassment case without there being any sex involved? Absolutely! A recent case demonstrates that s exual harassment does not have to be "sexy" or provocative in nature ...
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Social Media Can Come Back and Bite You in Employment Discrimination Actions

Are you one of the many people who now document every event in your life on social media? Your friends and family may not be the only ones looking. Yesterday the EEOC stated that many employers in ...
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Is It Racial Discrimination if a Black Supervisor Uses Racial Slurs to Criticize a Black Subordinate?

It is well known that a hostile work environment is present if an employer denigrates an employee's race which can lead to damages for racial discrimination in the workplace. But what if the ...
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Schwartz & Perry Wins $1.33 Million Verdict Against UPS for Sexual Harassment

Davida Perry and Brian Heller, attorneys at Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, obtained a $1.33 million verdict against UPS in a sexual harassment case this week. (Rivera v. UPS). Our client, a mother of ...
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Do You Have a Sexual Harassment Claim if Your Bosses's Less Qualified Paramour Gets Promoted Instead of You

You are good at your job and are clearly in line for a promotion. Your boss is having an affair with a co-worker, but that's his business, right? But then one day you find out that the paramour has ...
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Can a Straight Guy Prevail in a Sexual Harassment Suit For Being Called Gay?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee with regard to his sexual orientation. Case law has established that the creation of a ...
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