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.
We continue this week with a similar topic to what we discussed in our last post. This time it involves the City Buildings Department. The department is facing a lawsuit from a handful of people who say they were repeatedly passed up for promotions due to being minorities.
When an employee goes into work, he or she hopes to never be judged solely based on skin color or race. While we can all hope that this worry will be gone some day, that is currently not the state of things.
No one ever wishes to experience workplace discrimination, but it’s an unfortunate occurrence that continues to happen in New York and across the country. Not every employment termination means there was discrimination involved, but there are definite cases where an employer acted based on a preference of prejudice against a certain group of people protected under state and federal law.
In this day and age, it’s almost sad that we are still talking about this issue, but it’s definitely very important: pregnancy discrimination. Some people are not even aware of the fact that it’s an issue until they or a loved one experience it firsthand. It may seem hard to believe, but pregnancy discrimination happens yearly in workplaces in Syracuse and across the United States.
Women in the workplace have had to fight for their right to be recognized as equals to their male counterparts. However, the battle continues for all women, especially women of color. For one New York woman, her ongoing battle is now being fought in the courtroom. Her employer, energy provider Con Edision hired her as one of the first black women to be working in a role that is normally held by white males. Despite negative comments from her male-counterparts, she was determined to do her job well and eventually move up the ladder to a supervisory role.
Your age should not play a role in how you are treated in the workplace. Age discrimination is a serious issue. Many employees in New York have been victims of age discrimination and have the right to file a discrimination claim against their employer.