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When discrimination leads to job loss, legal action may be wise

Most people in New York and elsewhere face some sort of treatment that they consider unfair at some point in their lives. However, there is a considerable difference in perceiving an act as unfair and facing discriminatory actions. Discrimination in the workplace is a serious and prevalent issue, and if individuals believe that they have been seriously mistreated by an employer, they may need to take action.

What you need to know about New York's Paid Family Leave

Life is far from predictable. In fact, you can probably only predict that your life will change. Your employer may not want to deal with the changes in your life, but federal and state laws require it. In fact, in 1993, the federal government recognized the need for you to take time away from work in order to handle certain personal issues.

Dismissal after taking protected leave may violate FMLA

All workers in New York and around the world need time away from work at some point. In some cases, employees may simply need a vacation, but for those with medical conditions, time off may be a necessity more than a luxury. In cases of serious or chronic conditions, parties may qualify for extended or periodic leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act without fear of losing their jobs. Unfortunately, FMLA violations are not uncommon.

The FBI is not free from sexual harassment claims

When New York residents are asked to think of an annoying co-worker, it is likely that most people do not have to think too hard before a person comes to mind. While most people likely work alongside others with whom they do not particularly see eye to eye, the situation could go far beyond that as well. In some cases, individuals may face sexual harassment from one or more co-workers and feel unsafe on the job.

Disability discrimination at work is a serious issue

Having one or multiple serious medical conditions does not always make life easier. However, many conditions also do not prevent individuals from having the ability to work in New York or elsewhere, even if they may need certain accommodations. Still some employers may feel hesitant about hiring individuals with disabilities or allowing them to continue working. Fortunately, employment laws protect workers from disability discrimination.

Class action lawsuit filed for violations of wage and hour laws

While many New York workers may hold their jobs because they enjoy the sense of purpose it gives them, most people work in order to earn an income. While money may not be everything, it is certainly needed in order for individuals to pay bills, buy groceries and other necessities, and carry out various aspects of their lives. Because of this reason, parties can suffer immense hardships when employers violate wage and hour laws.

Employment discrimination: Disabled workers may face unfairness

Developing a disability can come as a considerable shock to some New York residents, especially if their lives change considerably because of it. Still, many individuals in this type of situation want to continue living their lives to the best of their abilities, and that desire may include holding a job. If employers react negatively to a person's disability and do not provide proper accommodation, those behaviors could constitute employment discrimination.

Older women often face the brunt of employment discrimination

In New York and across the country, women strive to do their best at their places of employment. Often, they have a sense of hard work and determination that give them the desire to obtain employment success and reach goals. Unfortunately, many women find themselves facing more setbacks than successes as they get older and employment discrimination begins to rear its head.

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