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  • NEW YORK GENDER DISCRIMINATION SUIT SETTLES FOR $175 MILLION DOLLARS
    NEW YORK GENDER DISCRIMINATION SUIT SETTLES FOR $175 MILLION DOLLARS

    A gender discrimination suit against pharmaceutical giant Novartis resulted in a settlement of $175 million. The lawsuit, on behalf of Novartis' female sales staff alleged that the company ...

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  • PAY DISCRIMINATION REMAINS A MAJOR WORKPLACE ISSUE
    PAY DISCRIMINATION REMAINS A MAJOR WORKPLACE ISSUE

    President Obama and other officials at the White House gave their support to the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Act will require businesses to inform the government about the payment of their employees as ...

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  • NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE
    NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

    The City of New York City will pay a total of $300,000 to two police officers settling a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in connection with their claims of sexual harassment by a male supervisor. An ...

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  • THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TAKES ON EMPLOYER LIABILITY
    THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT TAKES ON EMPLOYER LIABILITY

    The cat's paw theory, as applied in employment law, allows employers to be held liable when an individual with a discriminatory animus influences the decision of another with no discriminatory animus. ...

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  • HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTIONS IN NEW YORK UNDER THE DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS
    HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTIONS IN NEW YORK UNDER THE DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS

    New York became the first state to enact legislation granting workplace rights to domestic workers, passing the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights on July 1, 2010. The bill was passed in part due to a ...

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  • NEW YORK CITY LAW FIRM IN OVERTIME COMPENSATION SUIT
    NEW YORK CITY LAW FIRM IN OVERTIME COMPENSATION SUIT

    A complaint has recently been filed in federal court alleging that a major New York law firm violated federal labor laws when the firm failed to properly compensate him for overtime work. The ...

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