The New York Court of Appeals Decision Now Empowers Nonresident Applicants in New York Employment Discrimination Cases

In a landmark decision by the New York Court of Appeals, the rights of nonresident employees and job applicants have been significantly bolstered. The court’s ruling in Nafeesa Syeed v. Bloomberg L.P. marks a pivotal moment for employment law within New York State and City, expanding protections under the New York City and New York …

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New York City Council Working on Legislation to Prohibit Shortening Discrimination Claims

The New York City Council is considering legislation that would limit an employer’s ability to shorten the statute of limitations on discrimination and harassment claims. The proposed legislation represents a pivotal moment in the fight against workplace discrimination and harassment. Strategic Implications Extended Filing Deadlines: The New York City Council’s primary objective is to render …

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Allegations of Race Discrimination Detailed in Federal Lawsuit Against Historic Church in New York City

In the heart of New York City, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a beacon of African American faith and culture for over two centuries, recently found itself embroiled in a controversy that transcends the boundaries of religion and delves into the critical issue of gender discrimination in the workplace. Eboni Marshall Turman (“Ms. Turman”), a distinguished …

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Risman & Risman Obtains $676,000 Verdict in Race Discrimination Case in Federal Court

In a landmark case led by Risman & Risman, our client, Jason Jones, successfully secured a jury verdict of $676,000 in the US District Court, Eastern District of New York, before Judge William Kuntz II. The trial revealed numerous instances of racial discrimination and retaliation at the Mayflower International Hotel Group Inc., operating as Howard …

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Recent Legislative Changes in New York Greatly Benefits Employees

New York State’s recent legislative changes, particularly the enactment of S4516, represent a significant stride forward in protecting employee rights against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. As employment attorneys advocating for employees, this development is crucial in leveling the playing field for workers facing unjust workplace practices. The amended Section 5-336, an integral part of the …

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TESLA CONTINUES TO BE IN HOT WATER OVER ALLEGATIONS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a federal lawsuit against Tesla, alleging racial discrimination against Black employees at its Fremont, California factory. The allegations include: The use of racial epithets. Assignment of inferior work tasks compared to white employees. Retaliation against those who complained. According to the lawsuit, Black employees were subjected to …

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De Niro Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit Going to Trial

In a legal tussle that has captivated Hollywood’s attention, 2019 saw the onset of a legal standoff between iconic actor Robert De Niro and his former assistant, Graham Chase Robinson. Their dispute highlights the intricacies of workplace dynamics, gender discrimination claims, and the potential implications of such high-profile cases on New York’s discrimination laws. De …

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Sweetgreen Employees Sue for Racial Discrimination in NYC

Ten employees of Sweetgreen, a popular salad chain, have brought forth a lawsuit against the company, citing racial discrimination at seven NYC locations. The suit filed in Bronx’s New York Supreme Court outlines distressing allegations: Frequent racial slurs. Favoritism towards Hispanic workers. A systemic failure to hire or promote Black employees based on prejudiced views. …

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Governor Hochul Signs New Legislation Supporting Workers

Today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the signing of a series of groundbreaking employment laws intended to strengthen the rights and protections of New York workers. These laws focus on fostering a just and respectful work environment. Here’s a snapshot of the new legislative measures: Freedom of Speech and Conscience (S4982/A6604): Employers are prohibited from penalizing …

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