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World famous chef and restauranteur faces wage claim

Workers in the New York service industry will laud certain benefits of the job. It can provide them with a steady income, flexible hours, and the freedom for other pursuits. Still, there are certain aspects that bartenders, wait staff, and others in the restaurant trade will feel negatively about. They are often confronted with various forms of illegality and mistreatment. That can include harassment, failure to pay full wages, and other forms of abuse. When there is a workplace violation, these workers can be intimidated from coming forward as they feel they cannot afford to lose their job. This is a mistake, and consulting with an employment law firm is imperative to ensure an individual is being fully protected, as evidenced by one recent case.

LGBT workers could be impacted by civil rights case

There are many New Yorkers who are part of the LGBT community. In the not-too-distant past, these people were often forced to hide who they were to avoid problems at work, losing their jobs or not being hired at all simply because of their sexual orientation. Laws were enacted to protect these individuals. However, many employers and service providers protested saying that their religious beliefs were being violated by the protections granted to LGBT people. Now, a potential rule being promoted by the Trump administration can provide protection for government contractors who do not want to employ LGBT people. Those concerned about their employee rights or who have had their rights violated should obtain legal assistance.

Illegal workplace discrimination still impacts older people

Workers in New York and across the nation are now granted more freedom in lodging claims for compensation after their employee rights have been violated. Although it is easier for people to address cases when they have been mistreated, that does not mean certain behaviors will stop and people no longer need to worry about being subjected to employment violations. A recent study indicates that age discrimination is still a problem. Those who have faced it should remember their rights.

Arbitration agreement in employee rights case sparks backlash

Women who believe they have been sexually harassed on the job and had other employee rights violated are increasingly willing to lodge complaints over how they have been treated. This is true in New York and across the nation. Even with the increased willingness to speak up about illegal workplace discrimination, civil rights violations and sexual harassment, hindrances remain in place. One concern that dissuades many from speaking up is forced arbitration. Common in the corporate world and present in other careers, being limited in options and forced to pay significant sums due to forced arbitration can be problematic.

Adherence to employee rights with sexual harassment is improving

New York employees who have been sexually harassed in the workplace might take solace in the increased attention and scrutiny to put a stop to it. Research indicates that there has been a reduction in sexual harassment on the job since the #MeToo movement gained prominence. Still, the news is not completely positive as research shows that gender harassment increased in the two years since the #MeToo movement. Those who are still facing sexual harassment or are now dealing with gender harassment should remember they might have the right to file employment claims because of it.

Cable company faces illegal workplace discrimination lawsuit

Many cases of employment discrimination in New York are in private companies and involve people who are unknown to the public. Others, however, involve those who are prominent and have jobs that make them well-known in the community. Those who are on television in any capacity will be familiar to the public. If there are allegations that illegal workplace discrimination has taken place, their name recognition will spark interest in the case. It can also give others who have been confronted by similar treatment the idea that they too can file a claim for workplace violations.

Lawsuit filed for illegal workplace discrimination over sexuality

In New York and across the nation, people are granted greater freedom to express themselves without hiding their sexual preferences for fear of a negative impact in the workplace. It has become easier to maintain a job or to gain employment regardless of their sexual orientation. Still, the problem of illegal workplace discrimination over a person's sexuality has not gone away. It still happens and employment claims are filed to seek justice for violations of their civil rights. With any form of workplace discrimination, discussing the case with a lawyer can yield information on how to proceed.

Employment claims for discrimination based on criminal history

New Yorkers who have problems in their past will inevitably be concerned that they will impact them in the future. For those who have a criminal history, getting a job can be a challenge. However, it is important to note that illegal workplace discrimination against those who have a criminal history can warrant a legal filing. Mistakes do not mean that a person does not have the right to be treated fairly and within the law. Understanding important points about how those with criminal records are protected when they seek employment or already have employment can help when there is a belief that discrimination has taken place.

In-house counsel claims employee rights were violated

Regardless of the newfound attention and attempts to stop sexual harassment from taking place in New York workplaces, it continues to happen in a variety of ways and to people in many kinds of jobs. From the corporate world to workaday people living paycheck to paycheck, sexual harassment happens often. More people are willing to speak up about it and demand their civil rights through employment claims, but that does not end the treatment completely. For those who are willing to complain about it, the situation is often made worse when it is dismissed or downplayed by the employer. In these circumstances, having legal advice from a law firm that helps clients seek compensation for sexual harassment is needed.

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