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  • How Will The Supreme Court's Recent Decision Affect Sexual Harassment Victims in New York City
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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