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Tidal Sued for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

In November 2016, Lisette Paulson filed a pregnancy and sex discrimination claim against her former employer, music streaming service Tidal. Her claim alleged that the company refused to provide her with a private room for pumping breast milk and then fired her a week following the refusal. Paulson worked as a label and artist relations…

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Get Paid What You Earned This Holiday Season

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many industries, such as retail and food service. During this time of year, many companies hire temporary employees to help with their increased labor needs. Others give their regular employees, full time and part time, more hours than they receive during other times of the…

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Your Right to Celebrate Your Culture’s Holiday Traditions

The United States is a melting pot of cultural and religious traditions from all around the world. This is especially true in New York City and other large, diverse metropolitan areas. Despite the presence of so many varied religious traditions in this country, it can be easy for employers to overlook traditions that fall outside…

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Recognizing Retaliation in the Workplace and How to Fight Back

Employees sometimes take actions that upset their employers. In many cases, these actions are within the employees’ rights, such as the right to seek reasonable accommodation for a disability, the right to file a discrimination claim, and the right to join or start a labor union. These rights are protected by various state and federal…

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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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