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Employer retaliation easier to prove under New York law

To win a case under Title VII, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court suggests that an employee would have to prove that employer retaliation was the sole reason for termination. If an employer claimed there were other reasons for the termination, the employee would lose his or her case. However, the New York City Human Rights Law states that employer retaliation must only be a factor in such cases.

New York workers may consider lawsuits after wrongful firings

New York workers may be interested to learn about a New Jersey woman who decided to sue her ex-employer after she was terminated in November 2012. According to reports, the woman believes that she was fired for an illegal reason after she returned from a medical leave.

Bakery worker files suit for unlawful termination

A 25-year-old woman who worked at a New York bakery has filed a lawsuit against her former employer after she was fired. According to the suit, she was wrongfully terminated from her position because she was pregnant. The woman worked at a local bakery on New York City's Upper East Side. When she discovered she was pregnant she did not want it to be public knowledge and told no one at work. Another employee confronted her about it and she denied it. Her employer asked her if it was true while other employees were present. One week after this confrontation the woman was fired from her position.

FedEx in the hot seat after firing driver

Most people in Brentwood are familiar with Federal Express Corporation, or at least what it is commonly known as, FedEx. With its literal global coverage of deliveries, it is not that uncommon to see FedEx delivery trucks out on Brentwood's streets. Even though it is an international corporation, there are a number of people on Long Island who work for the company.

Retail CEO reveals cancer diagnosis, terminated only months later

Going though cancer treatment is no easy task, which is why its not uncommon for friends and family of cancer patients to provide all the support and encouragement they can. However, that's not the treatment one company executive received after telling colleagues she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Shortly after making the announcement, the board for retailer Tuesday Morning -- which has locations in New York -- terminated the CEO.

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