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Blog Posts in May, 2014

Age Discrimination in the Tech Industry

New York City is beginning to rival Silicon Valley as a center of tech commerce, and as employment law attorneys, we are concerned as signs of age discrimination in that industry become commonplace. ...
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Sexual Discrimination by Jilted Co-Worker

Although a majority of sexual harassment cases involve women being harassed by men, occasionally we see a case where the tables are turned. Proving that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, Antonio ...
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Elliot Rodger's Manifesto and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent tragic shootings at the University of California, Santa Barbara have ignited an online conversation about the treatment of women. Hundreds of thousands of women have used the hashtag ...
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Chopped Winner Chops Employee

Robert Esselborn, a chef at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City who had worked there for a year, requested time off from his job on December 15, 2013 to care for his wife of 17 years who had ...
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Gender Stereotyping May Lead to Sexual Discrimination Claims

Gender stereotyping has recently become a source of friction in the workplace. Most frequently it involves situations where an employee dresses or behaves in a non-traditional manner, especially where ...
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Adverse Employment Action Required for Racial or Age Discrimination Claim

To succeed in a lawsuit against your employer for race discrimination or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you need to show that the employer did something bad to you, or to ...
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Be Aware of Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "FMLA is designed to ...
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Employer Liable for Hostile Work Environment Created by Its Customers

You should be aware that if your employer creates a hostile work environment by engaging in acts of racial discrimination or sexual harassment, he is liable for damages under Title VII of the 1964 ...
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Sexual Harassment Claims and Lewd Pictures

Many clients are reluctant to bring sexual harassment lawsuits or pursue hostile work environment cases because of the embarrassing issues that may arise during the course of the litigation. Although ...
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Is an Employer's Refusal to Allow Lactation at Work Pregnancy Discrimination?

You just had a baby and you need to express milk while at work. You ask your boss if it's ok to use a private room for a half hour. Not only does he refuse, but he then fires you. Do you have a ...
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Can Leering Cause a Hostile Work Environment?

Have you been subject to some pretty disgusting behavior by a co-worker in your workplace? If it is sexual in nature, and has created a hostile work environment, then you may have a case under Title ...
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Employment Discrimination and Social Media Passwords

Did you know that if you work in New York, your employer has the right to demand your social media passwords? Although many states have banned this practice, New York is not yet among them. ...
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