Understanding Your Employment Rights
Our blog provides articles related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, hostile work environment, overtime pay and other areas involving employment law. While our blog posts are not intended as legal advice, they can help you gain a basic understanding of employment law and the legal system. Generally speaking, a greater understanding of employment rights tends to defuse the stress and feeling of overwhelm that many people experience when dealing with legal matters.
What Are the Differences Between Title VII and Title IX Cases? Sex discrimination cases under Title IX and Title VII differ significantly in certain aspects. Title VII is from the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX is a section of the Education Amendments of 1972....
NYC Fast Food Workers Gain Significant Rights Rights for New York City fast food workers have significantly changed. On July 4th new laws went into effect. At Will Employment Ends for Fast Food Workers in NYC Prior to the new laws, NYC fast food employers could fire...
Protected Classes and Prohibitions Against Discrimination The New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibits discrimination against protected classes. In terms of offering protection to a greater number of protected classes, the NYCHRL is extensive. It has a...
Earlier Allegations Resurfaced Alleged sexual harassment led to an investigation of an athletic trainer, Scott Shaw, at San Jose State University in 2009. Although the university cleared him in 2010, he is once again under scrutiny. Shaw resigned in August 2020 after...
What Rights Do New York Transgender Individuals Have? In January of 2021, a student brought a claim of transgender discrimination against Apex Technical School. The claimant and the school reached a $25,000 settlement. Details of the Transgender Discrimination Case...
Disability discrimination can occur at various stages of an employment relationship. It even can occur during the hiring process. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued a company for discriminating against an applicant. The EEOC alleged that...
NYC Legislation for Advisory Board to Root Out Discrimination Ironically, the discrimination and harassment discussion of legislation geared to provide greater protection for NYC healthcare professionals got Zoom-bombed. The focus of the press conference was to root...
Prototypical Women and Credibility in Sexual Harassment Claims. How are women perceived in sexual harassment cases? In the past, many women have been afraid to come forward. Washington University conducted a study on sexual harassment. More than 4,000 persons...
What are your employment rights regarding the coronavirus vaccine? How COVID-19 vaccines relate to employment law is an emerging concern that many employers and employees will have attention on during the upcoming months. Situations will exist where some employers...
Righting the Injustice of Transgender Discrimination Lynn Conway became a victim of transgender discrimination after she confided in her supervisor, telling him she was undergoing a transgender transition. This was in 1968 when she was working at IBM. While her...
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