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Employment discrimination may give grounds for legal action

Discriminatory acts in any type of situation are typically deplorable. Some individuals may choose to treat other parties differently and unfairly simply due to race, gender, disability or other factors without cause. In particular, employment discrimination can have damaging effects, and New York residents who have found themselves in such a situation may wonder what to do about it.

Denying leave to new parents may violate FMLA rights in New York

Having a child is often a joyous time in a person's life. Because expanding a family is a considerable life change, many people need time away from work in order to care for their new children. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, workers should have the ability to take a certain amount of time off for such an event. However, some employers may violate workers' FMLA rights by denying leave.

When an employment discrimination claim leads to retaliation

The actions of your employer, supervisors and fellow employees may have seemed subtle at first, but after a while, you began to suspect that something else was happening. It all started after you made a claim regarding employment discrimination. After all, it is your right under federal and New York laws to make such a complaint if you believe you are a victim of it.

Sexual harassment continues to run rampant in the workplace

When New Yorkers are working, they undoubtedly hope that they are in a safe environment. Their safety concerns may range from ensuring that there are no hazardous conditions to remaining safe from unwanted advances from other individuals. Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to run rampant in many industries, and as a result, numerous individuals may wonder what they could do when confronted with such an issue.

Wage violations negatively impact those who work hard

Most people have a need to work in order to earn a living and support themselves and their families. Though their occupations may not be their dream jobs, they likely understand that having any sort of income could help their personal situations. However, when individuals are cheated out of their rightful pay due to wage violations, they may wonder if their jobs are worth the effort.

Employment discrimination can cause distress in New York

When treated unfairly, many New York residents may wonder how to handle such a situation. Depending on the specific conditions under which the treatment occurred, some parties may choose to shrug it off and move on. However, when the mistreatment comes in the form of employment discrimination, tackling the problem head-on may be worthwhile.

Employment discrimination often gives cause for legal action

Filing a lawsuit may seem like a drastic step to some individuals. However, legal action often has the potential to rectify unlawful situations that would otherwise continue unchanged. For instance, if New York workers are the victims of employment discrimination, legal claims could potentially ensure that the victims have the opportunity to seek justice.

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