Pregnancy Discrimination vs. Reasonable Accommodation

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 …

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How Often Does Sexual Harassment Occur in the Workplace

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. …

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New York City Human Rights Law vs. Americans with Disabilities Act

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 …

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Can Undocumented Workers Pursue Claims for Future and Lost Wages

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 …

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