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Caregivers offered new protection against discrimination

A maintenance worker worked for the same company for over 20 years. He consistently received positive reviews. After 25 years of solid performance, he was forced to take some time off to care for his aging father who was suffering from Alzheimer's. He was fired for failing to complete a sufficient amount of work. A top sales person at a separate company had a phone book thrown at her and was told to "find a pediatrician open after work" when she was forced to leave early one day to pick up her sick child from day care.

Can I be fired after I file a sexual harassment complaint?

Federal law, New York State law, and New York City law prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Under these laws, you are protected against both quid pro quo and hostile work environment forms of sexual harassment in the workplace. You are also protected from being terminated for complaining of sexual harassment.

Pregnancy discrimination: It may not be as obvious as you expect

Pregnancy can be an incredible time in any woman's life. For roughly nine months, a woman needs to prioritize her health, safety and emotional well-being in ways she may never have had to do before. Between all these adjustments and considerations, it can be something of a relief for a woman to have a steady job where she knows what to expect.

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