A City University of New York employee is claiming that he was fired by the College of Staten Island because of his gender, age and ethnicity. The 63-year-old Russian man had coached and directed the university's swim team since 1995, and during his tenure, he was named CUNY coach of the year on five different occasions. In addition to CUNY and CSI, the lawsuit named the NCAA as a defendant.
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.
McDonald's locations in New York are being accused of terminating multiple employees for allegedly being involved in union activity by a worker group. The National Labor Relations Board is now investigating whether the employees were fired for an illegal reason, namely for attempting to join labor unions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is currently no federal law in the United States that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from being fired because of their sexual orientation or gender. Fortunately for members of the LGBT community, however, New York state law does have such protections. And if an employee feels like he or she has been fired because of his or her sexual orientation or gender, he or she can file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
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.