Blog Posts in November, 2013

"Self Defense" Insufficient to Sustain Wrongful Termination Claim

In the heat of an argument, when tempers flare and harsh words fly, surely most people feel their words and actions are justified, depending on the situation. However, in the workplace, offensive or ...
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What Should I Do if I Think I Am Being Discriminated Against at Work?

If you think you are being discriminated against at work, you need to act quickly in order to preserve your rights and claims for discrimination under federal anti-discrimination statutes. Deadlines ...
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Unpaid Interns Not Protected Against Sexual Harassment in New York

Are employees less worthy of protection from discrimination and harassment if they are working for free? A controversial new ruling in New York says sexual harassment, no matter how egregious, is not ...
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Female Police Officer in Philadelphia Called "Spankasauras"

What IS a "spankasauras?" Although new derogatory names for women seem to sprout up all the time, this one is original to say the least. But that's what male co-workers were calling Lisa ...
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Lactation Discrimination

It occurs in more ways than one. But it's always unlawful. For instance, your employer can not fire you simply because you are pregnant or need to take time off to have a child. However, the ...
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New Progressive Law in New York Provides Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

There are two main federal laws that protect pregnant employees from discrimination: Title VII, which prohibits sex or gender discrimination, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The city of New York ...
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An Excessive Workload May Become the Basis for a Discrimination or Retaliation Suit

In virtually all employment discrimination claims, the employee is required to establish some wrong that was done to them, which is known in legal terms as an "adverse employment action." ...
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Reduction-in-Force: A Disguise for Employment Discrimination

Layoffs can be an inevitable consequence of a slow economy, but they can also be a deliberate consequence of a discriminatory animus. If you find yourself the victim of a reduction in force, consider ...
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