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Tag: Retaliation

Nurses’ lawsuit re lack of PPE gets notice

It is hard for nurses - some long-term employees, working in hospitals caring for COVID-19 patients - to speak out during the pandemic. One brave nurse reported her experience to the New York Times in an opinion piece. Meanwhile, NYU-Langone is threatening nurses with termination if they speak to the

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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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