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February 2014 Archives

Did food donation lead to worker's wrongful termination?

The expression "no good deed goes unpunished" may seem trite to many people, but for one former McDonald's worker in New York State, it best describes her recent situation, which may have been an example of wrongful dismissal.

Man files age discrimination lawsuit after being fired

Most New Yorkers are familiar with discrimination based on race and gender in the workplace. However, one lesser known type of discrimination is age discrimination. One recent incident involving a 76-year-old worker is making the issue more visible. The man alleges that he was a victim of his employer's biased attitude toward older workers when his company let him go because of a "workforce reduction."

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act seeks to protect employee rights

For several weeks, a 22-year-old pregnant employee was apprehensive every time she reported to work. After a previous miscarriage, she feared that the heavy lifting that her Bronx, New York, thrift shop job entailed posed a threat to her current pregnancy. However, she said she believed a note from her doctor outlining her physical restrictions would address her worries. Unfortunately, the note did not provide the desired outcome.

Bus operator charges TWU supervisor with sexual harassment

One of the duties of a Transportation Union Workers Supervisor is to keep track of assaults and other unlawful behavior against bus drivers. However, in a recent case in New York, it is the supervisor himself who is being accused of unlawful behavior.

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