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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 novel and disturbing form of employment discrimination

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Recently, New York City was ordered to pay as much as $128 million in back wages to minority candidates who took the New York City Fire Department’s (“FDNY”) screening test but were never hired, according to a ruling by a federal judge who had deemed the test discriminatory in violation of the disparate impact section of Title VII of the Civil Rights

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Dina Bakst, in her Jan. 31 Op-Ed article, “Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job,” disappointingly did not distinguish between two very specific and different legal terms, “accommodation request” and “pregnancy discrimination.”  Additionally, she failed to recognize New York City’s Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), one of the strongest laws in the nation protecting New York City’s citizens. Pregnancy discrimination (which is illegal

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Approximately 15,000 sexual harassment cases are brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. Remember, many more actions are brought privately by sexual harassment attorneys. According to the EEOC, the number of sexual harassment complaints filed by men has more than tripled in recent years. Currently, approximately 11% of claims involve men filing against female supervisors. A telephone poll conducted by Louis Harris

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New York City’s citizens typically have an extremely liberal and tolerant attitude toward people of various backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations, however, as surprising as it may seem, there exists an enormous amount of bias toward people with disabilities in the workplace.  This bias can manifest in several different ways: 1) harassment because of a known or perceived disability; 2) failure of

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Undocumented workers and their families  often refrain from coming forward with claims of personal injury and/or wrongful death for fear of deportation and/or incurring criminal penalties.  The section below summarizes recent case law from New York's highest court holding that undocumented immigrant workers have the right to pursue claims for future and lost wages against negligent employers. The adjudication of the rights

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