Year: 2021

What to Do About Discrimination During a Job Interview

Employment Law News | July 22, 2021

In the United States, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against any prospective or current employee based on certain protected characteristics, such as race, gender, disability, and religion. Unfortunately, not all employers adhere to these rules—especially during the interview process. During a job interview, an employer may ask inappropriate questions or decide not…

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Restaurant Workers, Sexual Harassment, and the Pandemic

Employment Law News | July 1, 2021

Sexual harassment refers to any act of harassment based on a person’s sex. These actions may include unwelcome sexual advances, offensive comments, requests for inappropriate favors, or other sexually-charged acts of physical or verbal harassment. For restaurant workers, sexual harassment is especially prevalent—and recent trends suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may be exacerbating these events….

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Intersectionality and Workplace Sexual Harassment

Employment Law News | June 22, 2021

Workplace harassment is often handled using a one-size-fits-all approach, especially when it comes to sexual misconduct. However, the most vulnerable members of a workforce often face additional layers of discrimination while dealing with sexual harassment—and traditional approaches can fall short in resolving these issues. In these situations, an intersectional approach is necessary to handle harassment…

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Can an Employer Ask for Proof of Disability?

Employment Law News | June 1, 2021

If you live with a disability in New York, you are protected from discrimination by several state and federal laws. In particular, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against you on the basis of your disability. Additionally, your employer must provide reasonable accommodations if you need them. If your employer asks…

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What Can Your Boss Ask You When You Call in Sick?

Employment Law News | April 29, 2021

In New York, employees have the right to take a sick day when they need to. In fact, state labor laws require most employers to offer a certain amount of sick leave to their employers. However, your employer may ask you questions about your sick day—and in some cases, these questions can violate your rights….

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