Paid Lactation Breaks Now Law in NY: A Major Win for Working Moms

New York State recently passed an amendment to New York Labor Law § 206-c that will significantly enhance support for nursing mothers in the workplace. Following New York State’s Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act and the Federal PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act, this legislative change mandates that employers provide 30 minutes of paid break …

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Redefining Workplace Discrimination: How the Muldrow v. City of St. Louis Decision Expands Employee Rights Under Title VII

The recent Supreme Court decision in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis marks a pivotal shift in how job transfer discrimination cases under Title VII are approached. This ruling significantly broadens the scope of what can be considered discriminatory actions by employers, moving away from the previous necessity to demonstrate a “materially significant disadvantage.” In …

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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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