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December 2018 Archives

What to know about pay discrimination

Workers in New York and throughout the United States are entitled to work for employers who do not discriminate when it comes to providing compensation. Workers are protected by a variety of legislation including the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They are also protected by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Employers are not allowed to discriminate in any forms of payment whether they are wages, bonuses or stock options.

Women doctors report gender discrimination

Female doctors in New York may face unique pressures while they are at work because of gender discrimination. A study that was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined physician gender-discrimination and how it harms both the doctors as well as patients.

Are you experiencing a 'hostile environment' at work?

Many people experience the “Sunday scaries,” or the feeling of anxiety that begins on Sunday evenings at the thought of going into work the next day. However, for some people, this feeling is much worse and is not exclusive to Sundays. Some people are experiencing what is legally considered a “hostile work environment.”

Teachers Federal Credit Union Accused of Discrimination in Lawsuit By Former Employees

Founded in 1952, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is a federally chartered credit union with more than 300,000 members. TFCU is one of the country's largest credit unions and one of the largest employers on Long Island.

Proving age discrimination on the job

Employees in New York and throughout the country may feel as if they have been discriminated against based on their age. However, a feeling is generally not enough to show that such discrimination has occurred. There must be solid evidence that an employment decision was made in a way that violates existing law. For instance, being passed over for a promotion in favor of a younger person could be an instance of illegal discrimination.

Reports indicate racism problems at Tesla factory

Racism can be a major problem for workers at Tesla according to a new report in the New York Times. The report looked into working conditions at the electric vehicle manufacturer's factory in Fremont, California. Journalists spoke with over 20 current or former Tesla employees, and black workers repeatedly spoke about incidents of racial discrimination and harassment on the job. Among other issues, the black workers said they had been denied promotions, unfairly assigned to menial tasks, taunted with racist language and witnessed swastikas drawn in bathrooms at the facility.

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