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.
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
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
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
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!”
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires that men and women employed at the same workplace be paid equally for equal work. A majority in Congress passed this Act in 1963. The subject employment need not be identical, but it must be noticeably equal. Job responsibilities and content (not job titles) determines whether jobs are substantially equal. All forms of pay are covered
The New York Times recently featured an article focused on the attempts of three senators, one republican and two democrat, to combat age discrimination with the passage of a bill, which would overrule a Supreme Court ruling from 2009. Clearly this issue is vital since New York City has a very high percentage of residents over the age of 40. Now, two