Employees are sometimes placed in a difficult position if they see their employer do something that is illegal or unethical. They might want to report it but they also fear that they will face adverse employment actions as a result. The law forbids employers from retaliating against employees who make complaints about factual events, as well as several other situations.
Employees in New York are protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but this is not the case everywhere. The Supreme Court may rule on several cases that deal with LGBT worker rights on a national level. Specifically, the rulings would cover protections offered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
African Americans looking for work in New York and around the country still face the same amount of racism they faced 25 years ago, according to a meta-analysis of workplace discrimination studies. The analysis was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Many people in New York experience ageism, which is discrimination based on their age. The problem is especially concerning in the tech industry, where there may be a perception that younger workers are more suited to the fast-paced environment. Employers who discriminate against someone due to his or her age risk facing legal consequences.