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Employment Discrimination Lawyers NY: Jose vs. Joe

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. Jose Zamora was searching for employment for months, sending out as many as 100 resumes a day. The responses, however, were minimal if any. Then Zamora changed one thing in his resume and, within a week, his inbox was full. What was the difference? Jose became Joe. According…

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case: Supreme Court Rules Against UPS

Earlier this month the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a former UPS worker who claimed pregnancy discrimination when the company refused to accommodate her need to not lift more than 20 pounds. According to the petition filed on behalf of the woman, Peggy Young, UPS claimed it offered light duty to…

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Employment Contract Law & The Rules Governing Play

Interpretations regarding employment contract law can affect people of varying socioeconomic levels differently. Those with certain talents can, with some skill and luck, make a profitable living doing something they enjoy. The players of the MLB, NFL, and NHL, etc., would agree. Professional video gamers are working their way into this niche world. For the…

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Woman succeeds in ADA claim against Wal-Mart concerning drug test

Many workers are probably aware that they cannot be discriminated against in the workplace because of their disability. They may not be aware however that those protections extend to potential employers. In other words, a disabled person cannot be discriminated on the basis of his or her disability during the hiring process either.

When this happens a potential employee can take legal action against the employer that did not hire him or her. A federal disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., illustrates how such a case may turn out.

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Migraines and the ADA

When most people think about the conditions that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to, it is likely that the disabilities that come to mind are physical conditions. Of course the reality is that many different types of disabilities could…

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Pregnant women have protections in the workplace

For many women, being pregnant is a dream come true. In some cases in can feel as though nothing can bring them down. Unfortunately, this feeling can quickly be squelched when an employer does not respond well to the pregnancy…

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Employer health screening prompts EEOC challenge

Wellness programs are now commonplace in companies throughout the nation. In most cases employees are asked to submit to screenings of various health measures including body-mass index and cholesterol, in exchange for a financial incentive. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity…

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Could you be entitled to time away from work via FMLA?

Many people in the New York City area need to work to pay for life’s necessities. If a health issue makes it impossible for you to work for a period of time, you may be scared about not only your…

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Religious discrimination at work can take many forms

There are multiple things for which a worker in the state of New York might be discriminated upon by his or her employer. One of those things is the employee’s religion. This is true regardless of the faith of an…

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Recognizing sexual harassment in the workplace

Workplaces are often hectic places full of employees managing many different matters. Of all of the matters workers have to deal with sexual harassment should not be included. In fact, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,…

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