Tag Archives: Discrimination

Paula Deen Probably Wishes She Settled That Employment Discrimination Lawsuit A Long Time Ago [UPDATED]

What we here have found interesting about all the controversy surrounding Paula Deen recently is that it all stems from an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee.  As a former attorney that has brought many of these types … Continue reading

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New York City Bans Discrimination Against The Unemployed

On June 11, New York City became the latest of a growing minority of jurisdictions to ban employment discrimination on the basis of an individual’s unemployment status.  The bill was passed by City Council then vetoed by Mayor Bloomberg, but … Continue reading

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Reverse Age Discrimination Is Illegal In New York

While the vast majority of instances of age discrimination more traditional forms of age discrimination (i.e., older employees being let go as part of a layoff or RIF), many people might be surprised by the number of times we hear … Continue reading

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What Types of Retaliation Are Illegal in New York?

The term “whistleblower” gets thrown around a lot these days, but one of the more common misperceptions by employees is the erroneous assumption that all retaliation by an employer is illegal.  That is simply not the case, even if the … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Reaffirms Broad Application of New York City Human Rights Law

As we have mentioned in the past, the New York City Human Rights Law provides employees that work in New York City with some of the broadest anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protection of any employment laws, far more than what is … Continue reading

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What is Sex Stereotype Discrimination?

As we noted in yesterday’s post, federal anti-discrimination laws do not prohibit an employer from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s sexual orientation – while New York State and City law do.  Despite Congress’s failure to enact such legislation, … Continue reading

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What Types of Employment Discrimination Are Illegal in New York City?

One of the more common misconceptions about anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws is that these laws prevent ALL types of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.  This is simply not true.  Discrimination or harassment is only illegal if it is for … Continue reading

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