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December 2015 Archives

What does wrongful termination look like?

It might be frustrating to be fired, but in many cases it’s not a situation where a wrongful termination claim can be raised. Our state is an at-will state, so employers can fire you at any point during your employment. If there is a job performance issue that led to the termination, employers often document them for their own protection. But even if an employer claims that your job performance issues led to your termination, you may suspect otherwise.

City Building Department accused of discrimination

We continue this week with a similar topic to what we discussed in our last post. This time it involves the City Buildings Department. The department is facing a lawsuit from a handful of people who say they were repeatedly passed up for promotions due to being minorities.

How do I file a workplace discrimination claim?

No one ever wishes to experience workplace discrimination, but it’s an unfortunate occurrence that continues to happen in New York and across the country. Not every employment termination means there was discrimination involved, but there are definite cases where an employer acted based on a preference of prejudice against a certain group of people protected under state and federal law.

What does pregnancy discrimination look like?

In this day and age, it’s almost sad that we are still talking about this issue, but it’s definitely very important: pregnancy discrimination. Some people are not even aware of the fact that it’s an issue until they or a loved one experience it firsthand. It may seem hard to believe, but pregnancy discrimination happens yearly in workplaces in Syracuse and across the United States.

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