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February 2018 Archives

FMLA violations can result in workers' losing jobs

Many people do not enjoy taking time away from work. They understand that they have duties to which they must attend and that they could potentially lose income if they miss too much work. However, there are certain events in life that may present the need to miss work, and the Family and Medical Leave Act can often help workers take time off without repercussion. Of course, some employers may violate individuals' rights under the FMLA.

Five high-profile sexual assault cases

Undoubtedly, you followed the stories of the seemingly endless line of women accusing famous and influential men of sexual harassment. These women had kept their silence, some for decades, for fear that speaking out would ruin their careers. The allegations sparked the #MeToo movement, which encouraged other victims of sexual harassment to come forward and hold their harassers and abusers accountable.

Mistreatment due to pregnancy may be employment discrimination

Some New York residents may not know that certain actions taken against them at their places of employment could be illegal. If individuals are treated differently based on certain factors, they could be the victims of employment discrimination. Unfortunately, these actions could take many forms, and individuals could be subjected to unfair treatment for a variety of reasons.

Misclassifying workers may constitute wage theft in New York

The wages that a person earns often allows them to live as comfortably as possible. Of course, many New York residents and other individuals across the country may feel as if their income is not at a level that they wish it to be. While this issue may simply come about due to having a lower-earning occupation, more serious problems may be at hand if employers are committing wage theft.

Sexual harassment causes feelings of betrayal, mental scars

When a New York worker is harassed in the workplace, the actions can go far beyond simply making a person feel uncomfortable. Sexual harassment in particular can cause parties to have physical repercussions, fear for their jobs and face lasting psychological problems as well. When it comes to the mental aspects of such harassment, many people may overlook such consequences.

Time's Up may help New York workers address sexual harassment

Though sexual misconduct allegations have been swarming through the media as of late, many of those stories focus considerably on the high-profile individuals involved. While it is true that many celebrities have come forward as victims and survivors of sexual harassment and assault that they have faced during their course of their work, they are not the only ones who have dealt with and still deal with such issues. Unfortunately, this problem remains prevalent in many industries.

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