September

  • Over 100 Years of Experience

    Our dedicated attorneys have a reputation for success.

    Meet Our Team
  • Our Awards Set Us Apart

    Learn about our distinguishing awards & how this benefits you.

    What It Means For You
  • Client Testimonials

    Many satisfied clients have used Schwartz Perry & Heller.

    What They Have to Say
  • Request Your Consultation

    Contact our firm today to learn how we can help you.

    Get Started Now

Blog Posts in September, 2014

EEOC Files Two Landmark Transgender Discrimination Suits

Although Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, it makes no reference to transgender individuals, nor does it protect against discrimination based on ...
Continue reading "EEOC Files Two Landmark Transgender Discrimination Suits" »

New York Mets Hit With Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

The New York Mets had another in a series of bad years, and now it's been made even worse after being hit with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed on September 10. Leigh Castergine, a former ...
Continue reading "New York Mets Hit With Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit" »

Insensitive Comments Lead to National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

It's been 70 years since World War II ended, but apparently there are some out there who still don't like Germans. Everybody is entitled to an opinion, but when one's prejudices are ...
Continue reading "Insensitive Comments Lead to National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit" »

EEOC Settles Age Discrimination Case Only One Week After Suit Filed

In another indication that the EEOC is cracking down on age discrimination, it announced on Monday that it settled an age discrimination lawsuit brought against DSW, formerly known as Designer Shoe ...
Continue reading "EEOC Settles Age Discrimination Case Only One Week After Suit Filed" »

New California Law Requires Workplace Anti-Bullying Training

Is workplace bullying illegal? The short answer is no. However, a new California law signed last week by California Governor Brown takes a baby step in that direction. On its face, the law says ...
Continue reading "New California Law Requires Workplace Anti-Bullying Training" »

Manager's Remarks Indicating Age Bias Critical to Age Discrimination Claim

A constant theme of this blog is that stray remarks made by an employer can be critical in proving a discrimination case. The remarks, though, need to be made close to the time of the discriminatory ...
Continue reading "Manager's Remarks Indicating Age Bias Critical to Age Discrimination Claim" »

Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A former employee of a Wall St. financial firm filed a lawsuit last month accusing the company's chief executive officer of sexual harassment and alleging that the firm created and tolerated a ...
Continue reading "Wall St. Firm Hit By Sexual Harassment Lawsuit" »

Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor for Sexual Harassment

A huge number of workers are employed by franchises such as fast food restaurants or coffee shops. Are the franchisors, who are often based remotely from their retail locations, liable for incidents ...
Continue reading "Fast Food Employee Cannot Sue Franchisor for Sexual Harassment" »

Sexual Harassment by Employer's Customers is Illegal Too

The majority of sexual harassment cases arise because an employee is sexually harassed by a co-worker. But sometimes they are brought by an employee who is being harassed by the employer's ...
Continue reading "Sexual Harassment by Employer's Customers is Illegal Too" »

Stray Comments Can Be Smoking Gun in Age Discrimination Suits

Age discrimination can be difficult to prove, but if you have evidence that your supervisor said he wants someone younger, you may have the smoking gun you need. Robert Scheick was a 56 year old high ...
Continue reading "Stray Comments Can Be Smoking Gun in Age Discrimination Suits" »

EEOC Taking Aim at Age Discrimination in Acadamia

Age discrimination rears its ugly head not only when workers are terminated because of their age, but also when well-qualified individuals are unable to find a job because they are "too ...
Continue reading "EEOC Taking Aim at Age Discrimination in Acadamia" »

Social Media Post Almost Sinks Disability Discrimination Suit

Regular readers of this blog should know to be careful what they post on social media, especially with regard to their employers. One employee found this out the hard way, though he got lucky when a ...
Continue reading "Social Media Post Almost Sinks Disability Discrimination Suit" »

Retaliation Claim Can Succeed Even if Underlying Religious Discrimination Claim Fails

Retaliation claims for discrimination of any kind, including religious discrimination, can be difficult to prove. Often the form of retaliation can be subtle, but effective. In any case, it is ...
Continue reading "Retaliation Claim Can Succeed Even if Underlying Religious Discrimination Claim Fails" »

A "Reduction in Force" of One Supports FMLA Retaliation Claim

Employers use the term "reduction in force" to justify an employee's termination. Generally, that term implies that a group of workers are being let go for financial reasons. But what if ...
Continue reading "A "Reduction in Force" of One Supports FMLA Retaliation Claim" »

Sincerity of Religious Beliefs Relevant in Religious Discrimination Case

No matter what your religion, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against you because of your religious beliefs. But what if the employer claims that ...
Continue reading "Sincerity of Religious Beliefs Relevant in Religious Discrimination Case" »

Contact Us

Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP
New York Employment Law Attorney
Located at: 3 Park Ave.,
27th Floor,

New York, NY 10016
View Map
Phone: (646) 490-0221
Local Phone: (212) 889-6565
Website:
© 2018 All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.