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Upstate fast-food worker gets back wages after unlawful firing

Letting employees go is not as simple as handing them pink slips. Every dismissal must be for a legitimate reason, and the termination should not violate any labor policies. Retaliation is never a valid reason for firing an employee anywhere in the country, including New York.

High school teacher claims age discrimination, files lawsuit

Workplace discrimination is a serious affront to an employee's rights. And while gender and race discrimination are two of the most common forms of discrimination, White Plains, New York workers should realize that age discrimination is another form of discrimination. Sometimes a worker can receive negative treatment either because they are viewed as too old or too young. A 72-year-old high school teacher from a school in Queens, New York claims to have experienced this, and she alleges that she is being forced into retirement by the school that employs her.

New York supermarket employees turn to NLRB after unlawful firing

Nowadays, with an unpredictable economy, losing a job can send a White Plains, New York worker into a financial tailspin. This can be especially troubling for workers who are expected to bring food to the table for their families. However, losing a job unnecessarily is much more damaging, since it is not only abrupt, but puts a worker's reputation and employment record in a bad light. Eight supermarket workers that experienced such a situation recently took their firing to the National Labor Relations Board.

Former employee sues network for wardrobe discrimination

Workplace discrimination cases in New York and anywhere else in the United States typically involve race discrimination or sexual discrimination. A federal lawsuit filed by a former employee of CNN, however, alleges that the network discriminated against him for the clothes he wore on the job.

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