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Study finds inaction on gender discrimination issues

In a recent Randstad study, roughly half of respondents admitted to not taking action after seeing a coworker make inappropriate comments to someone of the opposite sex at work. Just over half of the respondents said they knew a female worker who had been sexually assaulted at work. Gender discrimination at work is actionable in New York, and those who have experienced it may be entitled to recover money damages or other relief from their employers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACLU alleges bias by Facebook

According to the American Civil liberties Union, or ACLU, Facebook is discriminating against New York workers and others with its advertising policies. Specifically, the ACLU says that women and those who don't associate with either gender are not being shown ads for jobs. The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of three women who claim that they didn't see ads for jobs in industries dominated by men.

How workers can respond to gender discrimination

New York workers often face gender bias and discrimination on a daily basis. For instance, failing to make eye contact with female colleagues while doing so for male colleagues is one example of potential discrimination. While most people don't intend to treat their colleagues differently based on their gender, it can still have an impact on how people perceive their role at work.

Estée Lauder settles gender discrimination in parental leave case

Products from Estée Lauder generally focus on the female market in New York, but a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission revealed how the company's paid parental leave policy favored women over men. The company settled the case with a consent decree that will split $1.1 million among the 210 male employees unfairly treated by policies that violated laws against gender discrimination.

Women continue to face pregnancy discrimination at work

Female employees at some of the largest corporations in Long Island and across the country continue to suffer from pregnancy discrimination on the job. A number of reports have highlighted that large corporations continue to discriminate against women who are pregnant or have recently given birth through denying them promotions, directing them to less lucrative positions or even terminating their positions. Despite the fact that many of these companies have in-house legal counsel to advise them about the illegality of workplace discrimination, studies indicate that the practices continue.

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