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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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Claims of Age Discrimination on the Rise

Complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have risen 30 percent in the past two decades. In fact, a recent New York Times article detailed the story of two multi decades-long female professors at Ohio State University who recently filed age discrimination claims against their former employer. Both retired short of their full-time…

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Increase in Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims

Federal officials say disability-based job discrimination claims have increased across the nation, according to a Disability Scoop article. The Disability Scoop reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) noted a 6 percent rise in disability-based discrimination charges – that amounts to almost 27,000 complaints in 2015. Disability-based discrimination charges accounted for two thirds…

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Sexual Harassment & Defamation of Character

What are rumors? Rumors, sometimes referred to as gossip, can be very serious if used in the workplace. This is especially true of the person initiating the rumors has significant power over the person the rumors are about. Harassment or Defamation Sexual harassment is unwelcomed behavior based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability…


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Is Income Awarded in a Sexual Harassment Settlement Taxable?

Earlier this year, a jury that consisted of five men and seven women awarded TV news reporter Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit regarding a 2008 video shot of her by a peeping tom while she was staying at a Vanderbilt University Marriott in Nashville. The jury found multiple parties responsible including the hotel…


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