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May 2018 Archives

Many employees do not report sexual harassment

New York employees may be interested to learn that the majority of employees who have experienced sexual harassment at their workplace never reported the incident to their employer. A recent survey asked employees about their history with reporting harassment and whether the issue got resolved.

Two women take on telecom giant for pregnancy discrimination

Women in New York and throughout the U.S. are challenging pregnancy discrimination practices of their employers. Two AT&T employees have filed a lawsuit against the major telecom alleging pregnancy discrimination. Due to attendance policies, the two employees were reprimanded and subsequently fired for missing work.

State holding public hearings to discuss tip credit

Employees who work in restaurants or otherwise earn their wages in tips may be interested to learn that on April 16, it was reported that the state labor commissioner began a series of public hearings about the topic. The first public hearing took place on April 20 and allowed advocacy groups and others to discuss tips.

Restaurant chain settles age discrimination suit

Some New Yorkers who are older than 40 experience age discrimination at their jobs or when they apply for new positions. Discrimination against workers and applicants who are older than 40 based on their ages is prohibited under state and federal law. According to news sources, the Seasons 52 restaurant chain, which is owned by Darden Restaurants, recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of almost $3 million for discriminating against older workers at 35 restaurant locations across the country.

Do you know the signs of age discrimination in employment?

Employers might discriminate against workers for a broad range of reasons, many of which the employees have no control over. Race, gender or disability discrimination could impact a person's ability to secure a new job or their ability to seek promotions and secure better wages over time. Age is also a common source of employment discrimination.

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