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January 2016 Archives

Documentation can be a key piece of your sexual harassment case

Sexual harassment is not something any employee is usually prepared to deal with. Most of us go into the office daily with ambitions of getting our work done, building relationships with coworkers and progressing the mission of our company as well as our own career objectives. When sexual harassment enters that mix, all of those ambitions can suffer as you struggle with the stress of having to deal with ongoing harassment.

Civil Rights Bureau offers resources for sexual harassment victims

Thankfully in this day and age, there is a lot of awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace. That is not to say that individuals are not still scared or intimidated to confront this harassment, but at least it is a topic that is on the minds of those who run our state. The Office of the NYS Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau has outlined a lot of resources for anyone who needs support with this matter, including various hotlines and a way to contact advocates.

Man files harassment suit against supervisor, New York school district

We often hear about sexual harassment cases in the workplace where women are the victims. While those may be the stories we hear the most about, it’s important to remember that sexual harassment can affect both males and females. While it may be harder for a man to come out and admit he is being harassed by a woman in the workplace, this type of courage often helps others speak out about the harassment they face as well.

U.S. Department of Labor calls company’s wage pool unlawful

New York City is a hotspot for some of the best restaurants in the world. There are many chefs and restaurant workers who flock to New York in hopes of securing a spot at one of these establishments. Servers and other workers in the industry rely highly on the tips they get every day. While each restaurant may have its own policies for how tips are received and processed, one business has found itself facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor due to its tipping policies.

Resident accuses medical center of disability discrimination

Employment discrimination cases are very individual to the person’s unique situation. Those who are discriminated against in the workplace come from all walks of life. It’s hard to imagine that someone with a documented disability would be discriminated against, but it happens every year across the country.

An attorney can help you review a compensation proposal

When a New Yorker is looking for work, the whole process can be extremely stressful, especially if you have been out of work for a while. As your need for a job becomes more and more crucial, you may end up feeling desperate to take any offer you get. While this makes complete sense, it’s also important to remember that the offer you accept will affect your long-term future.

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