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Pregnancy discrimination and the laws that protect pregnant women

Finding out you are pregnant is typically an exciting and joyous time for individuals in New York and elsewhere. Sharing this news with close family members is a thrilling event; however, sharing the news with an employer and co-workers could result in mixed emotions.

Protecting your rights during an employment dispute

Deputes can arise in different atmosphere and for different reasons. For some employees and employers in New York, these disputes could occur in the workplace. When companies are faced with employment litigation, it may be a difficult situation to address. Nonetheless, there are specific rights afforded to employees and mechanisms to protect employers. Thus, it is important to understand the facts and details of any claims asserted by an employee.

What could cause a wage and hour dispute?

Once an employer hires an individual in New York or any other state, he or she is afforded certain rights and benefits in the workplace. These rights are referred to as employee rights, and while these rights and benefits are activated as soon as or even before employment begins, this unfortunately does not mean that all employees in fact get the rights and benefits they are entitled to.

Understanding employment rights for immigrants

Employees in New York and other states across the nation are afforded certain rights in the workplace. This is true regardless of their status in the country. When immigrants travel to the United States to work for a period of time, federal law protects them from employment discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, enforces these laws

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