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Office workers claim employee rights were violated by harassment

Although the current climate in New York State and across the nation has made is easier for employees who have been subjected to various forms of harassment - sexual harassment and otherwise - to file a claim to protect their employee rights and receive compensation, it is still happening. One positive note of the growing acceptance of employment claims is that workers in many industries and types of jobs can come forward regarding how they have been mistreated. When considering a complaint, having legal assistance is a foundational requirement.

Woman claims illegal workplace discrimination cost her job

Despite the attention paid to workplace issues today, New Yorkers and people across the nation continue to be confronted with various violations of the law while at work. That includes civil rights violations, wrongful termination, and illegal workplace discrimination, amongst others. Those who are facing these issues might think they have limited options to seek justice. However, they can pursue compensation by taking legal action with help from a lawyer who is experienced in handling workplace issues from the perspective of both employers and employees.

Former bartender files wage claim against hotel over tips

There are many jobs in New York and across the nation where workers rely on tips to boost their income. While most employers who have so-called "tipped" workers will adhere to the law regarding this issue and see it as a benefit to both the employee and the business as it will improve service, some commit violations of the law. For workers in the service industry who believe they have been damaged by this type of behavior, it is possible to get their employee rights upheld by filing a wage claim.

What protection for retaliation do New York employees have?

New York employees should not be afraid to speak up when there are workplace issues. However, many employees will subtly or tacitly discourage employees from doing so with various threats - overt and implied - used to prevent it. Workers who are concerned about violations but do not know what protection for retaliation is available to shield them or who have already been retaliated against should know the facts about retaliation and how the state has legislated against it. A legal filing can be a way to be compensated after an employee was confronted with retaliation.

Many women have employee rights violated with sexual harassment

With the increasing number of stories where people are complaining about workplace civil right violations and being subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination, the scope of the problem in New York State and across the nation is becoming clear. Keeping track of the statistics of people who say they are being sexually harassed or discriminated against is beneficial to finding strategies to reduce its incidence.

Woman claims retaliation violated her employment rights

New York workers who are faced with a violation of their employee rights and come forward to seek compensation are taking a drastic and courageous step to protect themselves. Unfortunately, many employers -- public and private -- do not have the expected reaction of sanctioning employees who have violated the law when it comes to worker treatment. In fact, they will make matters worse by retaliating against the complaining employee. For workers who have already dealt with sexual harassment and other mistreatment, they must also remember that they have the right to protection for retaliation and can seek compensation for it.

2019 changes to employment law for employees grants new benefits

New Yorkers who were celebrating the new year by having a good time with friends and family might have had other reasons to celebrate. The dawn of 2019 not only marks the turning of the calendar from one year to another, but it also put into effect new employment laws that are designed to enhance the benefits and employee rights of workers in the state. While the laws must now be followed by employers, it is always important for workers to remember that some employers might try to circumvent these laws or use threats - overt and implied - to prevent their employees from exercising those rights. If that happens, having legal help is key to get the benefits workers are entitled to.

Employees facing wrongful termination need a lawyer's help

The job market in New York can be difficult and when someone loses a job, they walk right into that tough situation without knowing what the future will hold. There are many reasons why a person might lose a job and just chalk it up to bad luck and the reality of a business failing or downsizing. There are other times, however, that people will find themselves out of a job for reasons that have nothing to do with performance or the business itself. They are subjected to wrongful termination. While it can be a worrisome time and there is inherent fear with losing a job, those who have their employee rights violated by being wrongfully terminated have rights.

Why might I be denied unemployment compensation?

New York workers who have lost a job will likely believe they can get unemployment compensation while they are out of work. This is generally true in many circumstances. However, there are certain requirements to get benefits and reasons why the claim could be denied. For workers who believe they have had their unemployment claim denied without legal justification, it is important to have assistance from an attorney who is experienced in employment law.

Illegal workplace discrimination claimed in class action filing

Worker rights are prominent in the news in New York and across the nation. With the growing number of people who have different lifestyles and are seeking to be treated in an aboveboard manner without illegal workplace discrimination hindering their employment and chances for advancement, it would be expected that companies will express greater vigilance in preventing employment violations. However, it is still happening and much of it is based on issues such as pregnancy which seemed to have been settled long ago. Whether the person or persons who are mistreated are employed by a large or small company, they must remember they have rights and a legal filing is possible to receive compensation.

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