One could easily assume that New York State and New York City share identical laws giving equal protections for victims of workplace discrimination, with employees failing under a myriad of protected classifications. Unfortunately, despite it being 2013, this is not the case in fact. In particular, despite great strides having been made in protecting the civil rights of the gay and lesbian
In a progressive step in the right direction, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently expanded the definition of "son or daughter" to now allow an eligible employee to take medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child who is unable to care for themselves because of disability related limitations, not considering the age of
Employee handbooks are commonly saturated with limitations imposed by employers, who do everything in their power to quash any negative writings and/or speech about the company or its personnel. A company will typically draft rules prohibiting an employee from speaking publicly about a company in a negative light. This has recently translated to the world of social media, expanding to language that was usually
They are at it again. One of New York’s most long standing papers is being accused of age discrimination and disability discrimination. In this case, a picture editor at the Daily News, David Burns, is accusing the paper of being “harassed and overlooked for promotions based on his age and health issues.” This is not the first time the Daily News is
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
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
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.