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August 2013 Archives

Is age discrimination keeping older workers out of jobs?

The national economy is recovering but many people here in New York and across the country are struggling to keep up with their financial obligations. One reason that many people have fallen on tough times is the reduction of jobs that drove up the unemployment rate and sent thousands of Americans to apply for unemployment benefits over the last decade.

Fighting a wrongful termination suit under FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act, also called FMLA, permits employees to take up to 12 weeks of protected unpaid leave during a one-year period in order to attend to the care of the actual employees or some of their closely related family members. Though some conditions do apply as to which employers are subject to FMLA, individuals in New York and across the country who take FMLA must be allowed to return to their jobs in the same position or a similar position to the one that they left.

Strategies for dealing with sexual harassment at work

Claims of harassment and discrimination based on any of the legally protected classes are always present in the national news. A former celebrity chef recently battled claims of racial discrimination at one of her restaurants while the mayor of a large American city has been confronted by multiple women alleging sexual harassment. Harassment and discrimination happen right here in New York, and employers can take some important steps to help their employees from becoming victims of harassment.

ACLU and union workers engaged in employment dispute

When any New Yorker is hired on to a job, they expect to get treated fairly -- not just in how their co-workers and superiors interact with them, but also in how they are compensated. New York employees work hard to earn a reasonable income and decent benefits. When employers don't treat their employees fairly, it can result in an employment dispute.

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