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Your Right to Pregnancy Accommodations in your Workplace

Disabled workers are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations in the workplace. “Reasonable” is defined as any accommodation that does not negatively impact the company’s ability to be productive or put other employees in danger that is not prohibitively expensive for the employer. Pregnant workers are also entitled to these accommodations, such as a chair for…

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Filing a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim with the EEOC

As an American employee, you have the right to work in an environment free from all types of discrimination. This includes pregnancy discrimination, which is any form of discrimination based on an individual’s pregnancy, recent childbirth, breastfeeding, or plan to have a child. When an individual faces pregnancy discrimination, she may file a discrimination claim…

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Maternity Leave Benefits and Not Returning to Work

In the United States, employers are not required to provide paid maternity leave for their employees. However, many choose to offer this as a perk. The money paid to a new mother while she is out of work on maternity leave is meant to help her cover her living expenses and the expenses that come…

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Determine If You Have the Right to Maternity Leave, No Matter What your Employer Says

Currently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has lawsuit pending against Dash Dreams Plant, Inc., for its alleged discrimination against pregnant employees. According to the case, Dash Dreams, a wholesale orchid grower and distributor based in Dos Palos, California, told its female employees not to become pregnant while they work for the company. The company’s…

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Religious Protections in the Workplace

Sadly, in New York and greater America today, anti-Islam sentiment is strong. As such, Islam peoples, as well as those who are commonly mistaken as being Islam, including Sikhs, are often discriminated against. To be sure, a U.S. presidential candidate has even proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country, and this proposition, and the…

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NYC Human Rights Law Adds ‘Caregiver’ to List of Protected Classifications

The City of New York’s Human Rights Law, commonly referred to as the NYCHRL, is a comprehensive document that prevents discrimination based on a number of classifications, ranging from age to gender and more. In December of 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill decided to add ‘caregiver status’ to the list, creating…

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What Are Your Protections in the Workplace as a Transgender Individual?

Discrimination against transgender persons in the United States is a large and disheartening problem. From actual violence against transgender persons to bullying in schools and everything in between, one of the largest barriers that transgender people face are opportunities and equal status when it comes to employment. In fact, while the law requires that employers…

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Modern Day Problem of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In July of 2016, Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes split ways with the Fox News Network, following numerous accusations of sexual harassment against Ailes. The most notable of these accusations was brought forth by Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed a lawsuit against Ailes claiming that because she refused his sexual advances, he “sabotaged”…

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Can I Be Fired for Joining the Military?

For parents and individuals who are going into the military, or are currently enrolled in the military, there may be fears or worries about whether or not they will have their job when they return, or whether or not their employer can terminate their position or their employment status while they are away on military…

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Important Things to Report to Your Supervisor

Many employees in New York City fail to report important information to their supervisor or another regulatory agency because they are fearful of termination or other repercussions. However, there are laws in place to protect you from this, and if you are retaliated against, our wrongful termination attorney in NYC will advocate for you. If…

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