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November 2013 Archives

Wrongful discharge -- Walmart employees fired after protests

New York's employment law protects employees from any form of exploitation. Workers in White Plains, New York, understand that they can only be terminated on certain grounds, such as failure to comply with the company's regulations. The termination of an employee can be considered a wrongful termination if it is done in retaliation for being a whistleblower or for filing a legal complaint against a co-employee or an employer.

Former employee files lawsuit, alleging workplace discrimination

New Yorkers understand how important employment is. They work hard at keeping their jobs and earning promotions. One thing that can hinder career advancement and can create a hostile work environment is workplace discrimination. Many readers are aware of the fact that discrimination based on race, gender, age and religion continue to happen at work even though these acts are illegal. Some of the victims choose to remain silent for fear of retaliation while others speak up and exercise their rights.

Senate seeks to strengthen gay employee rights

The Fair Labor Standards Act was created to protect workers from retaliation and exploitation. It also defines the minimum wage, which depends on the state, and the right of workers to receive overtime pay when they put in more than 40 hours of work per week. Child labor is also prohibited in the FLSA, especially if the job poses serious health risks. Workplace discrimination based on race, age, religion and gender is also prohibited under the law.

Wrongful dismissal? School worker loses job over $3.28 in taxes

A veteran New York City school worker who given her all for students for a decade at the East Harlem Mosaic Preparatory Academy was recently terminated by the city for a conflict of interest that amounted to just over $3 in sales tax.

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