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Former AT&T executive files lawsuit for wrongful termination

New York residents who have been following AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV may be interested to learn that AT&T's former content president filed a wrongful discrimination lawsuit against the company. In the lawsuit, he claimed that he was fired so that a discrimination lawsuit that had been filed against him would not affect the $48.5 billion merger.

Whistleblower is reinstated

According to an announcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an Amtrak employee who was terminated after voicing concerns regarding railroad safety has been reinstated. He has also been financially compensated for $892,551. The man was allegedly let go for expressing concerns about fraud and abuse committed by a railroad contractor that had been previously convicted in a New York state court.

Understanding pregnancy discrimination

New York women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the future should be aware of the provisions of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. It is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and asserts that women who are pregnant or are experiencing medical conditions related to a pregnancy should be treated the same as other employees or job applicants who have the similar work capabilities. Workplace discrimination due to pregnancy, childbirth or any associated medical conditions is considered to be unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII.

NY worker claims his religion got him fired in complex case

When it comes to protected classes under employment laws in the United States, religion is most definitely at the top of the protected list. No one should be harassed, mistreated or fired because of his or her religious beliefs. It is wrong, and it is against the law. 

Banker to be reinstated after wrongful termination

A German bank will have to reinstate a banker who was terminated following the request of a New York regulator. Commerzbank AG let the banker go as part of settlement for $1.45 billion with United States authorities following a lost appeal to a court in Frankfurt.

Implied employment contracts difficult to prove

Most employment in the United States falls under the category of at-will employment, meaning companies can fire workers for any reasons that are not due to certain discriminatory practices. While at-will employment makes it difficult to move forth with litigation for wrongful termination, it's important to understand the basic facts surrounding your termination.

Know your rights when you are fired

Many people think that they can sue an employer for firing them, but most companies employ workers "at will." This definitely gives employers the upper hand in firing disputes, as they can terminate workers for any reason, or no reason at all, as long as the firing isn't retaliatory or discriminatory in nature.

Understanding your rights when your employer lets you go

It's a nightmarish scenario that plays out in offices, factories, warehouses and other worksites across the state of New York with unfortunate frequency: employees being randomly summoned into a conference room or a supervisor's office only to be told that they are being let go.

What are some examples of wrongful termination? (PART 2)

In today's post we continue our discussion about different types of wrongful termination. In our last post we covered wrongful termination based on discrimination, which is probably the scenario that most people think of when they hear about this topic.

What are some examples of wrongful termination? (PART 1)

Although our readers have likely read about wrongful termination lawsuits and understand the general idea behind such a claim, many individuals may feel like filing a wrongful termination claim is a futile effort. There is a lot of talk about how difficult this is to prove, especially in a workplace that has "at-will" employment. For those that are not familiar with this term, it basically means that an employee or employer may choose to end their relationship with or without reason at any time. Our state is generally considered an at-will state.

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