New York's Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reinstated a plaintiff's lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination. The decision cited a Supreme Court ruling in 2015.
When word broke of The New York Times discrimination lawsuit last month, it appears that it wasn't a new occurrence.
The ridesharing giant Uber has seen its fair share of legal difficulties over the last few years, embroiled in lawsuits involving everything from allegations of improper employee classifications to inferior background checks. Indeed, the company has also been under fire over allegations that it's not doing enough to protect female drivers and passengers from the risk of assault.
Last July, 23 million Americans were glued to their televisions to watch the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. The game, which saw the women's national soccer team emerge victorious by a final tally of 5-2, was the most watched soccer event in the history of U.S. television and rivaled the 23.5 million viewers who tuned in for Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
It can be difficult enough to live your life with a disability but imagine trying to find a job while having a disability. For some, their disability is easy enough to manage that it doesn't affect their ability to work. But for others, that is definitely not the case. The individual may need some sort of accommodations in order to perform the duties of his or her job. In these situations, it is understandable that some individuals may feel worried about asking for these accommodations for fear of being denied a job opportunity.
One of the hardest things about standing up against discrimination in the workplace has to do with the size of the company. If a company is very well known and is large, an employee may feel powerless to speak out about any type of discrimination that is going on. Nonetheless, there are those brave individuals who do so with the hope that the company will change its ways as a whole.
In our last post we started a discussion about the importance of turning to an attorney when you are dealing with an employment law issue. Having an attorney on your side may be vital in order to prove your case. At attorney will know what paperwork is needed and what type of evidence is needed to prove the case.
It's no easy task to take on a company when you have been continuously dealing with discrimination. The same can be said about a city government. Many people fear speaking up about unfair and illegal treatment because they fear losing their job or getting reprimanded. The fear in many cases is very warranted because we have heard of such situations in New York time and time again.
Workplace discrimination laws are constantly changing and evolving with the times. We have heard a lot about transgender rights in the last few years and it appears New York City officials are listening.
Employment discrimination cases are very individual to the person’s unique situation. Those who are discriminated against in the workplace come from all walks of life. It’s hard to imagine that someone with a documented disability would be discriminated against, but it happens every year across the country.