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Dealing with discrimination at work? You are not alone

Being the victim of discrimination in the workplace can be an isolating experience. You might not want to talk to anyone else about it for fear of appearing petty; you might feel embarrassed at the misconduct; you could be made to feel like there is nothing you can do about it. However, understand that if you the victim of discrimination, you are not alone.

Cultural characteristics and discrimination: where is the line?

Racial discrimination is something that far too many people face in the workforce today. Some people say or pretend that it doesn't exist, but the fact is that people all across New York are discriminated against because of their race. It just may not always be as obvious as some people expect.

Pregnant workers: What you should know about accommodations

If you are pregnant, chances are that you have a lot on your mind. It is, after all, one of the most significant life events you can experience. Pregnancy can also take an incredible toll on a woman physically and mentally. With all this in mind, it should not be surprising that many pregnant women benefit from certain accommodations in the workplace.

The lighter side of the job

This blog is primarily meant as a serious endeavor. The postings are written with the aim of giving you information about your rights as an employee. This particular post is a bit different. It recounts some of the more unique employment cases and laws that have existed over the years. All cases discussed here are a matter of public record and were not necessarily handled by this firm.

4 signs that you are experiencing unlawful workplace discrimination

Unfortunately for many, discrimination in the workplace is an unpleasant fact of daily life. If you are in this situation, you may think it is rather easy to spot the signs of discrimination. However, in reality, people who perpetuate discrimination or other abusive forms of behavior rarely make their real intentions known. As a result, it can be difficult to know when you are being discriminated against based upon your gender, race, religion, age, disability or because you are a member of another protected class.

Is discrimination based on domestic violence illegal in New York?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it can affect many parts of your life. Unfortunately, this sometimes can include your job. Sadly, some employers may use your status as a victim to discriminate against you. Although you may think that you have no recourse in such a situation, this is definitely not the case. Under both New York City and state laws, you have strong legal protections against domestic violence discrimination.

Can I get a job if I have a criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, you are not alone. It is estimated that about 65 million Americans are in the same situation. If you are looking for a job, having a criminal history may make it difficult to compete, as the overwhelming majority of employers run a background check on applicants.

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