New York employees may be interested in learning that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a guide on national origin discrimination. This document can help employees and employers understand what national origin discrimination is and what can be done to reduce the risk of any potential violations.
Many New York employees face workplace discrimination due to their employment status, gender or family responsibilities. If they are being discriminated against for any reason, it can have an effect on their productivity and their ability to provide for themselves and their family members. In order to stop discrimination in the workplace, employees should know what it looks like and the steps they should take to stop it.
A new rule will go into effect on Jan. 18, 2017. Issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, it concerns the enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act's anti-discrimination provisions. It is important for New York employers and employees to understand its provisions.
New York residents may have heard that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts fired 250 of its information technology workers and replaced them with non-U.S. citizens. On Dec. 12, 30 of the former workers filed a lawsuit against Disney in a federal court in Orlando. The former Disney employees are alleging that they were discriminated against based on their national origin.
Older workers in New York may struggle to find employment compared to their younger counterparts, and there are a number of myths about younger and older workers that are not reflected by statistics. For example, employers might say they want younger workers because they will be around longer, but most millennials leave a job after three years.
New York employers are aware that workplace discrimination based on race, sex, age and several other factors is illegal. One temp agency that has offices around the country now faces a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its employment placement practices from its Chicago office.
Most New York residents are familiar with the social networking website Facebook. Now, Facebook's data center in North Carolina is at the center of a racial discrimination lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 22. The two plaintiffs in the lawsuit are one former employee and one current employee who allege that they were retaliated against for complaining about race discrimination.
Employers in New York should be aware that national origin discrimination occurs within many workplaces. Every year, 11 percent of the charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concern accusations of national origin discrimination within the private sector.
New York employers are required by law to accommodate their employees' religious practices as long as the accommodations do not interfere with business operations. One that employers may be asked to provide for their employees is an exception to the employee dress code. If employees wear religious garb to express their faith, they may be allowed to deviate from the standard company dress code.
Although a majority of residents in New York and the rest of the country support legislation protect LGBT employees from employment discrimination, federal legislation been repeatedly blocked by Republicans. However, the court system seems poised to accomplish what Congress is unable to.