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Tag: Discrimination

Zarda v. Altitude Express: Decided by the Supreme Court for LGBT Workers Nationwide

  • By gantollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:June 18, 2020

In June 2010, I filed an EEOC charge and, shortly thereafter, a complaint in the Eastern District of New York, alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a subset of sex. We could not overcome earlier interpretations of the law, but I fought, first to a three-judge panel

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Pictures from Sunday’s Police Brutality Protest at Washington Square Park

© Gregory Antollino [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="240"] (We're living in a new world, but let's not abandon humor.)[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1011" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Sunday, June 7, 2020, © Gregory Antollino[/caption] © Gregory Antollino (share with attribution)

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COVID in the Workplace – Hospital Whistleblowers

I've been working from home but it happens that some work I've been doing is COVID related. I'm glad to be - if not on the front lines - a few lines back. Layoffs and furloughs because of COVID-19 have occurred and will occur in the future. But if there is

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Why Should a Lawyer Need a Website?

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  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:March 09, 2020

Excuse the digression, and the answer is obvious. But I remember the practice of law in the early 2000s, when bigger firms (and some smaller ones) started posting basic information online. I resisted. Then I got a call from a client who asked me, after describing her case, how many

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Zarda v. Altitude Express Makes Wikipedia!

Here is the Wikipedia link The case is on appeal and will be conferenced on 11/30 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The best outcome for my clients is that the Court denies review. The second best outcome is that they grant review and affirm the 10-3 win at the Second Circuit,

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What is age discrimination?

Age discrimination is might not be what you think it is. When talking about age discrimination in New York and New York City, you can sue at any age. You can sue for being rejected because you are too young. (Once at an interview, and often on the phone, people

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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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New York based staffing company accused of discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a staffing company based in New York. The suit alleges the company used illegal discriminatory hiring practices by "either refusing to hire highly qualified black applicants or placing them in the lowest paying, least desirable jobs." Elaboration on allegations:

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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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Funeral Home found to discriminate against Transgender Employee

Religious Freedom Restoration Act no Defense in Gender Identity Suit according to the Sixth Circuit. Click Here to Read more.

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