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Blog Posts in January, 2014

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  • Physician's Role is Critical in Establishing a Disability Discrimination Claim
    Physician's Role is Critical in Establishing a Disability Discrimination Claim

    If you want to file a claim against your employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, be sure to involve your physician in determining whether you are in fact disabled, and be sure to ...

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  • Can You Sue for Discrimination if Your Employer Grants Your Request for a Transfer?
    Can You Sue for Discrimination if Your Employer Grants Your Request for a Transfer?

    What if you request a lateral transfer from your employer, and actually get it nine months later. Can you still bring suit for a discrimination claim? According to a federal court decision handed down ...

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  • Expanded NYC Sick Leave Laws Not Likely to Hurt Employers
    Expanded NYC Sick Leave Laws Not Likely to Hurt Employers

    Accompanied by the usual expressions of doom from small employers, on January 17 Mayor De Blasio announced a plan to greatly expand the reach of New York City's sick leave law. Under his proposal, ...

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  • In Age Discrimination, Age is More Than Just a Number
    In Age Discrimination, Age is More Than Just a Number

    Just how much younger than you does your replacement have to be to support a claim for age discrimination? A recent New Jersey case concludes that the number isn't necessarily so important. (Cohen v. ...

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  • Be Careful When You Use Social Media to Complain About Work
    Be Careful When You Use Social Media to Complain About Work

    Many of us use social media to lightheartedly complain about our workplace, but do so without thinking about the possible unintended consequences. In a recent case (Debord v. Mercy Health System of ...

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  • New Law Protects You From Retaliation for Taking Sick Time
    New Law Protects You From Retaliation for Taking Sick Time

    As of April 1 of this year, New York City employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for taking sick time under the Earned Sick Time Act. Under the new law, employers must provide at ...

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