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March 2014 Archives

Wrongful termination of employee with HIV leads to payout

Most New Yorkers can imagine that being diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus is sobering and traumatic. Now imagine what workers experience when employers discriminate against them because of their medical condition. Fortunately, employment law offers some protection from discrimination.

New York woman files sexual harassment suit against Starbucks

The basic rights of employees in the workplace include compensation, wages and pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and protection from retaliation for exercising those rights. Employees deserve a workplace that is free from a sexually hostile environment or the derogatory comments of co-workers and supervisors under applicable employment law. Unfortunately, employees' rights are sometimes violated all over the U.S., including in White Plains, New York.

Employees file retaliation complaint against candy store

Since July 2013, a few employees at Dylan's Candy Bar on Manhattan's Upper East Side have been contesting their hourly pay rates and working hours. Recently, two employees were terminated from the luxury candy shop after allegedly supporting those protesting the company's policies.

Fighting sexual harassment in the franchise industry

Workplace sexual harassment is a serious issue in any type of business. However, in the past few years, a troubling trend of sexual harassment incidents have occurred in some of the country's more easily identifiable franchises. New York franchise employees and employers should pay close attention to this growing threat.

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