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Paid Time Off to Vote in New York

The presidential primary election occurs in New York in April 2020. Other elections will take place later on in the year. Many New Yorkers are excited to participate in the voting process and pick their candidates for various offices, as well as cast their votes on issues that are important to them. However, voting typically…


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New York’s Domestic Violence Leave Policy

Domestic violence is an issue that unfortunately affects many people in New York and across the rest of the country. Many are abused by their spouses, partners, parents, adult children, and other household members. Domestic violence can cause bruises, broken bones, head trauma, and other injuries. In some cases, victims are raped by their attackers….


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Signs of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

When hiring a person to fill a job, employers should look at factors such as experience, skill, and ability to work well with others. Is the person reliable? Does he or she have good references? Unfortunately, some employers cannot look past a person’s age. Many companies try to portray a fresh, youthful environment, so they…


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Discrimination Against Single Mothers in the Workplace

Many employees face discrimination in the workplace because of their race, age, disability, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Others are discriminated against because of their marital or family status. This is especially true for single mothers. Many single mothers are in their situation because they are divorced or widowed. These women are often hardworking and…


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Types of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

There are many ways in which a person can face discrimination in the workplace. One of them is because of their religion. Because some religions have strict rules about clothing, hair, and prayer, it is not uncommon for employees to be teased or harassed about their beliefs. However, this behavior is illegal. Under Title VII…


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Teacher Discrimination in New York

Any person can face discrimination in the workplace—even teachers. Teachers have the same rights as other professions, but many face pressures, such as age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and academic freedom. Even in New York, many teachers have filed discrimination suits in the past decade over issues such as race, age, sexual…


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What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

Almost every business has had to terminate a worker’s employment at some time. Maybe the work is seasonal and the company simply ran out of work. It could be that the company is restructuring. Perhaps the employee is a poor performer. No matter how a person is laid off, businesses can almost always expect a…


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Sexual Orientation Workplace Discrimination: What You Should Know

Ideally, all workers would be able to perform their job duties in peace, without being harassed, teased, or called names by their colleagues and supervisors. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many employees face discrimination in the workplace for various reasons. Some are treated unfairly due to their race, age, gender, marital status, religion,…


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What is GINA?

Many people undergo genetic testing in order to find new therapies and cures for certain diseases that they may have. While this testing can help improve their health, many fear that they will face discrimination based solely on their genetics. While this may seem far-fetched, unfortunately many people have been turned down for jobs or…


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How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is a huge issue in workplaces across the United States. Employees should feel comfortable while at work. When they are harassed by co-workers, supervisors, customers, or vendors, it creates a hostile work environment. A victim may no longer want to go to work. He or she may suffer from anxiety or depression or…


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