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Category: Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

What Is a Reasonable Settlement for Discrimination?

A reasonable settlement for discrimination will depend on the circumstances of your case.

Employment Discrimination

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in New York State?

A hostile work environment is one where discrimination, bullying, and offensive comments are present.

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How Much Can You Sue for Discrimination at Work?

You can sue for a variety of damages and amounts depending on your company’s size if you were discriminated against at work.

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Statute of Limitations For Employment Discrimination Claims in New York State

Federal and state anti-discrimination laws allow victims to take legal action against their employers, as long as they do so within a specific time frame. The timing of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complicated, so contact an attorney to discuss your best options.

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How an Employee Can File an Age Discrimination Claim in Westchester County

In New York state, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their age. Consult an employment law attorney to discuss your options for pursuing an age discrimination claim in Westchester County.

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Understanding Pregnancy Rights for Employees in New York State

In New York state, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an individual for pregnancy-related reasons. If you think you’ve been denied employment or a promotion because of your pregnancy, contact a skilled employment discrimination attorney right away to discuss the next steps.

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3 Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Employment Discrimination

It can be hard to definitively say whether you’ve been the victim of employment discrimination. If you’re a member of a protected class and your employer has taken adverse action against you, talk to an experienced attorney to discuss your options.

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A Closer Look at Common Types of Workplace Discrimination in New York

Employees who believe they’ve been discriminated against based on their age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or other legally protected characteristic have the option to pursue a legal claim to recover compensation or accommodation. An attorney can advise you on how to best proceed.

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How to File an Employment Discrimination Claim in New York

When an employer discriminates against an employee, the employee has the legal right to file a complaint and seek to hold the employer legally and financially responsible for their actions. Working with an attorney is a great first step.

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Survey finds many workers experience or see discrimination

While companies in New York and elsewhere are doing more to create a diverse and inclusive work environment, nearly two-thirds of employees still report experiencing or witnessing workplace discrimination, according to a new survey by Glassdoor. The poll involved 5,000 employed adults from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Study found that 64% of American workers believe their employers are investing more in workplace diversity programs than they have in previous years. However, 61% of U.S. survey participants also said they have witnessed or been the victim of some sort of discrimination based on race, gender, age or sexual orientation. In comparison, 55% of participants from the U.K., 43% of participants from France and 37% of participants from Germany said the same.

The survey also found that 31% of all male workers in the survey reported being victims of workplace race discrimination, compared to 19% of all female workers. Meanwhile, millennial workers were much more likely to report instances of race-based bias and other forms of discrimination than workers ages 55 and older. The authors of the study said their findings should serve as a “wake-up call” to employers that they must do more to create inclusive workplace environments and reduce all forms of discrimination.

Federal and state laws protect New York workers from employment discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability and other characteristics. People who have been the victims of workplace discrimination might benefit from talking to an employment attorney about their situation.