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By Maya Risman 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. Working at your own pace and on your own time. But what if working from home was not a choice? What if circumstances dictated the necessity to abruptly leave your office desk and quickly shift

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I imagine that most people believe that pregnant women are provided with accommodations needed to perform their job, but this cannot be further from the truth.  The recently introduced Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), by Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), seeks to remedy this injustice and  would require employers to make workplace accommodations available for pregnant women that current Federal and

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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 suit was ultimately filed in the U.S.

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My supervisor told me my performance was terrible the last few weeks and is threatening to put me on probation, and I’m certain he feels that way because I’m Jewish, and he overtly displays his dislike for Jewish people. This feels like an adverse employment action, but is it? Title VII, the New York Executive Law and the New York City Human

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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 who are forced to endure employment discrimination

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The answer is probably not. New York employers should be very wary of the type of wages they withhold from employees, since certain deductions are in violation of § 193 of the New York Labor Law. § 193 of the New York Labor Law prohibits all deductions other than those expressly identified therein.  If an employer chooses to make prohibited deductions, the

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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 saying, "Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Fat Albert!”

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