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Archive: Month: April 2018

2 common types of workplace discrimination

Most New York employees are aware there are federal laws in place to protect them against certain types of wrongdoing and improper behaviors that occur on the job. Though employers have policies to discourage discrimination their work environments, many workers still experience discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Some of

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Is your work environment really a hostile one?

If you dread going to work in New York each day because you feel your boss and coworkers are mistreating and bullying you, you might work in a hostile environment. According to study in Market Place Business News, “20 percent of employees experience hostile behavior at their jobs. Keep in

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Sexual harassment in the workplace: coworkers and customers alike

Sexual harassment is prevalent in society. The progression of the #MeToo movement and numerous high-profile allegations of misconduct have brought discussions about harassment to the surface. Even with the spotlight shining on inappropriate behavior in the workplace, much of the misconduct is still taking place in the background because workers

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What is false arrest?

These days, it is essential to stay aware of your civil rights. Even if you think that you do not involve yourself in activities that you think are risky, there may come a day when you are in the wrong place at the right time and find yourself in a

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Broad powers don’t mean police can violate your rights

The adage goes that you can't fight city hall. Despite those words, that doesn't mean that you aren't allowed to fight. Rather, the presumption behind the statement is that the legal system is structured in such a way that those who try to battle city hall are doomed to fail. That

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