Marijana represents employees in both individual and class actions involving wage-and-hour, discrimination , harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She is fluent in Spanish and Croatian.
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.
A 52-year-old New York man who was fired from his teaching job in 2009 has just been awarded additional money toward his salary that will raise him to the level he would have been at had he not been unlawfully terminated. Both the district in which he taught and its superintendent were previously found liable for age discrimination following his termination.
A Methodist Hospital employee says that she was wrongfully fired after she told a manager that the medical students helping treat cancer patients as part of the Center for Allied Health Education curriculum did not have health clearances. The woman had worked in the teaching facility as a program director for about seven months prior to her Dec. 6, 2013 termination.
The actions of a number of bankers, traders and other executives on Wall Street likely contributed to the economic downturn that occurred in 2008. At least three individuals who tried to blow the whistle on the illegal practices of banks and other financers ended up being either fired or leaving their jobs - rather than be awarded for doing the right thing.
Most people in Manhattan have paid sick time to care for themselves, their spouses or their children, but when the sick time an employer gives is not enough, many people can turn to the Family and Medical Leave Act. FMLA allows employees to take up to three months of unpaid leave to either recover from a medical condition or to help care for other eligible family members. During that time, an employee cannot be fired, nor can an employer use the employee's leave against him or her after his or her return.
Workplace discrimination is more than just a supervisor creating a hostile work environment or refusing to promote someone because he or she falls into a protected category. It is more than just treating some people differently because of their religion, national origin or race. Workplace discrimination can also manifest as wrongful termination, in which an employer fires an employee because of his or her membership in a protected category or in retaliation for exercising his or her employee rights.