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October 2017 Archives

How a disability may impact a worker's career

The Center for Talent Innovation conducted a survey that shed some light on the realities that disabled workers face on the job in New York and around the country. One of their key findings was that 30 percent of full-time white collar workers with a college degree have a disability. Of those workers, 62 percent have what are referred to as invisible disabilities that cannot be easily spotted by others.

Tips for dealing with workplace harassment

When harassment occurs in New York workplaces, the incidents can create an environment where certain employees no longer feel safe or productive. Even though the vast majority of all workplace harassment incidents are never formally reported, there are things workers and employers can do to start dealing with incidents in an effective manner.

Discrimination against others could be considered evidence

In some cases, it can be difficult to prove that a New York company discriminated against an employee due to the employee's age, race, sex or gender. When it comes to glass ceiling or promotion discrimination cases, how the company treated other employees becomes important when trying to prove that the company actively discriminated against the employee.

Lawsuit against Home Depot alleges disability discrimination

Home Depot, which has locations in New York City, is facing disability discrimination charges after firing a woman instead of allowing her a reasonable workplace accommodation. According to the lawsuit filed on Sept. 28 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the woman suffers from fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome and simply needed a short break to attend to her medical needs. Allegedly, her employer refused her that break.

What are my rights at work as a breastfeeding mother?

Women who have a baby and choose to breastfeed often worry about having to go back to work. Some women might consider not returning to work and instead stay home with their baby. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that they are worried about how they will pump milk while they are at work.

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