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Illegal Reasons to Be Fired

Personal Injury News | August 3, 2022

New York is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for most reasons or for no reason at all. However, this law does not provide a company with free reign to discriminate or retaliate against its employees. There are several reasons to be fired that are illegal, and an employer…

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Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

Personal Injury News | August 1, 2022

Every person has a right to a safe, comfortable work environment that is free from discrimination and hostility. Unfortunately, not all workplaces provide a welcoming space for employees. Harassment, bullying, and belittlement are rampant in New York workplaces, causing significant emotional distress. A hostile work environment occurs when an employee struggles to perform his or…

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New York Protection for Whistleblowers

Personal Injury News | July 2, 2022

As an employee, you have the right to report health and safety violations without fear of retaliation from your employer. Many states have whistleblower laws in place to protect employees—including New York. In 2022, New York expanded protections for whistleblowers across the state. If you want to report an act of wrongdoing at your workplace,…

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The Family and Medical Leave Act in New York

Personal Injury News | June 6, 2022

There are many situations in our lives where we will need to take time away from work. Caring for a sick family member, welcoming a new child into the world, or recovering from a serious health condition are a few examples. Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible for…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Reporting Discrimination

Personal Injury News | June 5, 2022

Experiencing workplace discrimination can be a difficult experience. As an employee, you have the right to work in a safe and equitable environment, and you also have the right to report discrimination without fear of retaliation. However, many workplaces do not handle reports of discrimination in an ethical or legal manner. To protect yourself and…

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