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.
A credit report can help determine the creditworthiness of an individual. Throughout the United States, including New York, credit card companies routinely use credit reports from independent credit rating agencies to figure out if someone applying for a credit card has the ability to repay the person's debt.
A local franchisee for a well-known fast food chain has recently settled a case based on alleged religious discrimination for $40,000 after a woman in New Jersey sued her local employer for wrongful termination after she refused to wear pants.
Workplace discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion is not tolerated in New York. Employees have the right to work in a workplace free from all types of discrimination. A worker who has experienced workplace discrimination can take advantage of the law to ensure that the same incident does not happen again. Doing so also promotes awareness that anyone can be a victim of discrimination and employers as well as co-workers can be held liable if the discrimination is proven.
The world of healthcare is rapidly changing. As more and more parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect, New York workers may be experiencing changes with how they get insurance and what is covered. However, these same workers may be seeing changes at work. Under the ACA, employers can offer up to 30 percent off the cost of healthcare coverage to employees who participate in a voluntary employer wellness program.