Archive for 'Discrimination and Harassment'

In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, issued proposed new harassment guidance seeking input from the public.  The public comment period ended March 21, 2017. One big take away from the Guidance is that it is the EEOC’s position that discrimination and harassment based on […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination statutes, released statistics regarding the number and subject matter of charges filed in fiscal year 2016. The total received was 91,503 charges which is an increase of approximately 2,000 charges from 2015. As in 2015, retaliation charges continue to be the […]

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Although women have been in the workplace for decades, employers in 2017 still face challenges in dealing with pregnant workers. This is because pregnancy triggers a series of protections for the employee and a complicated maze for employers to navigate.  These complications have spurred an uptick in charges of discrimination by pregnant workers and applicants.  […]

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) is the City agency that enforces the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). The NYCHRL prohibits, in part, unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing on the basis of pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, through its prohibitions on discrimination based on gender. Last May, […]

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”), the city agency that enforce anti-discrimination laws, recently issued guidance on discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/law/gender-identity-legalguidance.shtml). The New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), among other things, prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, housing and employment on the basis of gender.  […]

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