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  • Schwartz & Perry Wins Motion in Racial Discrimination Case
    Schwartz & Perry Wins Motion in Racial Discrimination Case

    In almost every case in which an employee is terminated and then brings a lawsuit alleging that the firing was discriminatory, the employer will try to defend itself by showing that the employee was ...

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  • Requirement of Physician Certification for FMLA Leave Must be Properly Communicated to Employee
    Requirement of Physician Certification for FMLA Leave Must be Properly Communicated to Employee

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require that every employee requesting leave to provide a physician certification confirming the existence of a serious health condition. However, the ...

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  • Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit
    Be Sure to Use Employer's Procedures for Sexual Harassment Investigations Before Bringing Suit

    If you have been sexually harassed at work, lost your job, and you want to start a lawsuit to enforce your rights under Title VII, it is extremely important for you to show that you used your ...

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  • Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claims
    Sex-Neutral Acts Relevant in Gender Discrimination Claims

    It is fairly well settled that to prevail on a claim of hostile work environment based on gender discrimination, the plaintiff must establish that the abuse was indeed based on his or her gender. ...

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  • New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employees
    New Law in New York State Gives Interns Same Protections as Employees

    Until now, interns in New York were not considered employees, and thus were not entitled to the protection of New York law regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. That loophole is no more. But ...

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  • Company Counterclaims  After Racial Discrimination Complaint
    Company Counterclaims After Racial Discrimination Complaint

    If you are going to sue your employer for discrimination, make sure your motives are pure and your evidence is accurate. Otherwise, you might be accused of extortion. Benjamin Moore & Co. made just ...

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