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Class action pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart

Employees in New York and elsewhere have certain expectations in the workplace. For the most part, this entails the laws that protect employees in any workplace. This typically includes the freedom of being discriminated against or harassed in the workplace. When incidents of these acts occur, employees have legal steps they can take to protect themselves. This could mean holding an employer accountable and even seeking damages for losses suffered.

Understanding a severance agreement

When employment comes to an end, one typically associates this step with retirement. Unfortunately, employees in New York and elsewhere are let go for various reasons. Some of these are perfectly legit and legal reasons. In other cases, an employee might be unlawfully terminated. In these matters, an employee could take action to file a legal action. However, as a means to avoid litigation, an employer may offer a severance agreement.

Helping you navigate a severance agreement

For most New Yorkers, they understand how difficult it can be to get a job. Thus, one is often focused on keeping a position once obtained. However, this is not always in our control. In some cases, an employee can no longer work in an environment he or she believes is unsafe or hostile. In other cases, an employment dispute might be present, making it necessary for an employee to leave their place of employment. Depending on the situation, it might require entering into an agreement.

How do you qualify for unemployment benefits in New York?

Whether you have worked for an employer for a few months or several years, the goal of an employee is to remain employed. Unfortunately, situations out of an employee's control occur. Whether it is downsizing or a change in management, some employees are let go. This can be financially devastating for some employees, causing some to seek unemployment benefits.

Overtime pay and employment litigation

For the most part, we all need to work or have a family member work to get by. Income is based on a person's wage and the amount of time worked in a certain time period. When employees go over this a designated number of hours, commonly 40 hours, overtime pay could kick in. For some employees, this added pay is necessary, as working extra hours is the only way to make ends meet.

Nearly 20 workplace discrimination claims against Fox settled

A workplace can be many things to an employee in New York and elsewhere. It can be enjoyable, a safe haven, exciting and even a dream come true. A job is a positive in our lives; however, for some employees, it can be filled with negative events and encounters. Not everyone is treated fairly and appropriately. But, employees have the ability to stand up and take action against this mistreatment.

What is the whistleblower protection program?

Employees, no matter the type of industry they work in, have work tasks that they need to complete. As these are related to their job, employees are very willing to complete these tasks. However, some employees are either asked to complete or observe conduct that may not be part of their job task, even causing them to question the legality of these actions. When employees see these acts, they might be compelled to speak up; however, they are also likely fearful about what might happen to them for making such a claim. This is known as blowing the whistle, and whistleblower acts have been established for these exact reasons.

Anti-Muslim bias and employment discrimination

Getting a job can be a very exciting time. Whether you are a teenager, fresh out of college or changing careers, having a job is very important. Most employers hire an individual based on their strengths and qualities. Much like good qualities cause a person to obtain a job, negative qualities could cause an individual in New York or elsewhere to lose their job. However, one reason a person should not lose a job or feel unsafe in a work environment is discrimination.

How can employers protect against retaliation claims?

Certain statutes and regulations have been passed to ensure employees feel safe. This goes beyond safe from injuries and fatal accidents. Because employees should feel comfortable to speak up, whistleblower rights were developed.

Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

For New Yorkers finding out that they are pregnant, it is an exciting time. It means starting or expanding a family. But, it also means adapting one's life around the charges that occur during the pregnancy. It might be difficult to work or continue certain job tasks because of the normal symptoms of pregnancy.

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