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Archive: Month: June 2018

What is color of law?

When it comes to enforcement of civil rights violations, most of them will be violations made under the phrase "color of state law." Many New York cases may deal with this concept. The Department of Justice explains that color of law basically means anyone acting on behalf of a government

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Your guide to discrimination in the workplace

Discrimination in the work place is not uncommon. It happens often in New York. And yes, it could happen to you. Here’s what you need to know. “In the workplace” refers to all areas of employment, including: Benefits Firing Hiring Job assignments Layoffs Pay Promotions

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Why you should complain of discrimination in the workplace

Perhaps the verb to use is not "should," but "must." The laws have changed - at least in New York - that a party bringing discrimination claims need not complain. The real question is whether an employer can use an employee's failure to complain as a defense: "Well, Ms. Plaintiff,

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