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February 2018 Archives

Lawsuit alleges gender discrimination at Vice

New York City is home to a number of high-profile media companies, a number of which have come under scrutiny in recent months for their treatment of female employees. Vice Media, the alternative, youth-oriented media outlet known for its television programs and online content that focus on pop culture, drugs, sex and scandal, has now been sued by one female former employee, alleging that the corporation engages in systematic wage discrimination against women.

Protecting whistleblowers against retaliation

Federal agencies in New York and across the country have received updates to previous instructions they received on whistleblower protections. They've also been provided with new instructions and information on how these new guidelines should be implemented with the goal of protecting whistleblowers.

Retalition remains most common EEOC claim

According to recent data, New Yorkers filed fewer claims with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2017 than in recent years. New York was in line with the nation as overall claims were down slightly from 2016. Overall, the EEOC recovered $398 million for claimants in the fiscal year 2017, which is $84 million less than in 2016. The EEOC is in charge of administering and enforcing federal civil rights laws against workplace discrimination.

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