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Choosing Your Attorney: How to Find a Good Fit

At some point in their lives, most people will need the services of a lawyer.  But with nearly 800,000 attorneys working in the United States, how do you go about finding the right one for you? In Queens, New York, our experienced lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C. have the qualities you are looking for…

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Breaking Out of a Hostile Work Environment

Are you one of the more than 70 percent of Americans who hate their jobs?  Is the work simply uninspiring, or is there more to it?  Recent data show that there were nearly 90,000 workplace harassment cases filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014 alone.  One can assume there are many more individuals…

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Is Pregnancy Going to Impact my Career Trajectory?

Having a baby can be a time of joy, stress, or confusion—often a jumble of all three.  Each of these feelings is a natural part of any life-changing event.  What is not natural or acceptable is when an employer imposes discriminatory pressures and actions to complicate this time in your life. Legally speaking, there is…

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Stand Up to Workplace Sexual Harassment

Are you a man or a woman who has been exposed to sexually offensive remarks, jokes or gestures in the workplace, even if they are not directed specifically toward you?  Are comments about your gender or sexual preferences part of unsolicited conversations? Or perhaps you’ve been subjected to even more overt provocation, including unwanted touching,…

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Political Workplace Discrimination

It is fairly common for employees and employers to talk to one another about politics in the workplace, especially now with the presidential campaign ramping up for the upcoming general election. As managers and staffers alike learn about one another’s political views, some employees may start to believe (and they may be right) that they…

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Gender Identity & Workplace Discrimination

There are few laws in place to protect LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals from discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has held that this type of workplace bias – specific to gender identity – is prohibited by law because it falls under sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

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Can New Technologies Elicit Age Discrimination?

It is no surprise that companies must walk a fine line when it comes to discrimination laws and the hiring process. Any company policy that negatively impacts workers age 40 and above or treats them differently – whether explicitly or implicitly – is against the law. For instance, a job posting need not specifically mention…

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The Gender Pay Gap – Your Rights Under New York Employment Law

A recent New York Times article reported that research shows, despite progress in the political movement, women still make less than men for the same quality of work. This is true even though women are obtaining higher education at a greater rate than men, have just as much work experience as their male counterparts, and…

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What to do if You are a Victim of Sexual Harassment

There are two official kinds of sexual harassment under the law: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Both are all-too- common in the workplace. Both are prohibited by state and federal laws. Types of Sexual Harassment Hostile work environment: this occurs when employee encounters unwelcome sexually charged behavior such as offensive sexual comments, unwanted…

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Recap of 2015’s Gender Employment Discrimination Stories

Throughout 2015, individuals and companies took efforts to tackle gender employment discrimination across the country including the wage gap, the lack of paid leave and professional sexism. According to the Atlantic, gender discrimination took front-and-center in 2015 with high profile cases involving gender discrimination and parties such as venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,…

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