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
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
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
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,
When you choose to use a service or a product, it's nice to know that you are getting the best. When it comes to legal representation for employment actions, the quality of the service you receive is even more crucial—it can mean the difference of a case won or lost, the difference between a future of financial stability or of financial hardship.
June 11, 2013 is the date that New York City’s new law prohibiting discrimination in the hiring process of persons based on employment status finally goes into effect, specifically focusing on the “unemployed.” The legislative intent behind this amendment of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL") is steeped in the reality that the unemployed are having an extremely difficult time
Targeted discriminatory harassment occurs every day in New York City, regardless of the type and size of workplace. It can happen at a mammoth Fortune 500 company on Wall Street or even a small business specializing in graphic design in a shared space in Brooklyn. What if the target of this discriminatory harassment is you? What if you are being incessantly harassed at