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.
Legislature Extends Statute of Limitations on Administrative Actions When you’ve been the victim of discrimination in the workplace in the state of New York, you have the right to take legal action to put an end to the wrongful conduct and seek damages for the...
Claim Alleges Wrongful Discharge and Retaliation X, the company formerly known as Twitter, continues to face legal challenges from former employees. Alan Rosa, who served at global security chief for the social media behemoth, has filed legal action in federal court,...
EEOC Statistics Show Improvement, But Also Indicate Persistent Issues Data recently released by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that, while the number of sexual harassment complaints filed nationwide has declined over the past four...
You May Be Entitled to a Damage Award If Your Employer Is Violating the Law Do you work with your hands? Are you a manual laborer who is being paid every other week by your employer? If so, you may have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation, as New York law...
Religious discrimination becomes more difficult At the end of June, 2023 the Supreme Court ruled on a case that strengthened the argument for religious accommodations for employees. What does this mean for you as a worker? For example, some workers belong to a...
Which industries are the worst for sexual harassment? While sexual harassment occurs in many industries, there are certain industries with the highest occurrence of sexual harassment. An article by Safer-America drew on information from the EEOC and other sources. It...
Do you know how to recognize sexual harassment at work? Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. In fact, New York State has passed stiffer laws that make it easier for you to stand up for your rights. The first step in defending yourself is knowing what sexual...
As employees, know your rights against AI hiring bias The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) lawsuit against AI hiring bias is the EEOC’s first lawsuit that addresses the discriminatory use of AI. Employees may not even be aware of this new way in which...
Warehouse Employees’ Rights Under the New Law The New York Warehouse Worker Protection Act (WPPA) went into effect on February 19, 2023. The purpose of the law is to protect warehouse workers against unreasonable work quotas. New requirements prevent employers from...
Employees' Right to Weekly Payment A NY law requiring weekly pay for manual workers might apply to you. The law we are referring to is Labor Law Section 190(4) and 191. If you did not receive pay weekly and were a manual worker, your employer may owe you a significant...
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