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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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Can My Boss Refuse To Let My Attorney Attend A Meeting?

Unless you are member of a labor union, it will be up to your employer whether you will be permitted to bring an attorney or other representative to any meeting, whether it be in response to a complaint you made … Continue reading

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Can I Be Fired For Something I Post on Facebook or Twitter? [UPDATED]

Every week, it seems there is another story of someone being fired for something wrote on either Facebook or Twitter.  Because we believe it is our mission here to help educate the workers of New York City and because we … 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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