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In a relatively surprising recent decision set down by New York’s Highest Court in Romanello v. Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., (N.Y. Oct. 10, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals held that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) continues to afford broad protection to aggrieved employees, but now places the burden on employers to prove that an employee cannot, without reasonable

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Back in October of last year, we posted a blog concerning a Federal Bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which Democrats in the Senate were trying to push through the Congress. Regrettably, due to the recent madness and polarization of the Congress, nothing was ever brought to the floor for a vote. Fortunately, New York City and its elected representatives have heeded

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You've just arrived at your desk at work and find an email on the computer directing you to immediately go to the Human Resources office. You had a slight suspicion that you were going to be let go, but it was just a fleeting feeling that you dismissed as paranoia. You then walk into the Human Resources office and are asked to

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New York City's legislature has finally come to its senses. New York City has now become the most populous city in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time equal to five days - after the New York City Counsel overruled Mayor Bloomberg’s veto to pass a law expected to provide protection to over 1 million workers in

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With another blow to employee rights, the Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Vance that will demonstrably hurt plaintiffs from filing sustainable employment discrimination suits under Title VII. The Supreme Court decided to put their own spin on how the term “supervisor” is defined in the context of Title VII, severely limiting and burdening potential employees from holding their employers responsible

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As we all know, discrimination can occur in many different forms - yet when we think of sexual harassment, we would not ordinarily categorize it as discrimination, but it is most certainly. Sexual harassment falls under the classification of sex and/or gender discrimination and in continuing our discussion of how the Restoration Act has expanded the bounds of the New York City

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Since the New York City legislature amended the New York City Human Rights Law in 2005 with the passing of the Restoration Act, New York Courts have liberally applied the Act, following through with the legislature’s intention of providing aggrieved and discriminated employees more access to remedies that had been taken away from them with sweeping Supreme Court decisions. In two parts,

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