Working at Home May Not Be By Choice

To have the choice to work from home can be a total blessing. Making your own hours. Not having to converse with annoying co-workers.

Racial Bias is in the Air

Time to examine the latest race discrimination suit making headlines.  Two dozen black pilots allege in a lawsuit that United Continental Holdings, the parent of United Airlines, passed them over for management promotions because of their race.  The pilots allege a long history of discriminatory behavior on behalf of United across multiple U.S. states.  The …

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Discrimination During Interview, No Way

New York employment discrimination runs rampant, even if the actions of the violators may not be overt or obvious.  And employers should certainly know it is illegal to discriminate against employees or prospective employees based on their age, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, a pregnancy or a disability or perceived disability. Often, employees …

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Discriminatory Taunts and Fat Albert

The NY Post recently reported (http://nyp.st/IN8Ojh) an ex-AIG employee commenced an employment discrimination lawsuit in Federal Court, claiming he was the subject of a hostile-work environment under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), stemming from taunts about his race and weight. Earl Brown, 43, an African-American Ivy league-educated lawyer, claimed that on occasion his superior taunted him …

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Striving for Equal Pay for Women

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires that men and women employed at the same workplace be paid equally for equal work. A majority in Congress passed this Act in 1963. The subject employment need not be identical, but it must be noticeably equal. Job responsibilities and content (not job titles) determines whether jobs are substantially …

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New Form of Employment Discrimination in New York City

New York City residents are well aware of the current state of the national and local economy, and the difficulty of locating work when being unemployed for an extended period of time.  With so many forms of employment discrimination, including, but not limited to, race discrimination, gender discrimination, religious discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination, a …

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