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November 2018 Archives

L'Oréal accused of racism in lawsuit by former employee

L'Oréal is a familiar name to consumers in New York, and a woman who worked at the company as a marketing vice president alleges that her employer subjected her to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment. According to her lawsuit, a male executive watched pornography on his phone during a work meeting, and business trips included sex parties at luxury hotels. She described upper management as hostile to her rights as an African American.

Supreme Court may rule on LGBT workplace discrimination

The Supreme Court may rule on several cases that could affect some Long Island employees. The three cases deal with whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which covers employment discrimination on the basis of sex, extends to protection from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.

How to address gender pay gaps

American women make about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. However, the wage gap throughout New York and the rest of the country varies based on a woman's profession. For instance, a female lawyer makes about 76 percent of that of a male counterpart. The discrepancy in wages is smaller for registered nurses as women earn about 91 percent of what a man in the same role earns.

Employees claim gender bias against Riot Games

New York employees are generally entitled to a workplace where they are not treated differently based on their gender. According to a lawsuit against Riot Games, female workers were subjected to discrimination and sexual harassment because of that reason The lawsuit was filed by one current and one former employee, and it claims that the company violated the California Fair Pay Act.

Workers may not all have the same workplace rights

Those who work as independent contractors lack many protections afforded to employees. They also generally lack many of the benefits that employees are given such as vacation pay and a 401k. In many cases, those who provide services as an independent contractor in New York don't fully know their rights. For instance, one man was terminated from a position at WorldatWork despite receiving favorable reviews from his students.

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