It’s often hard to get a good day's pay, but, when you do your work, you expect to be paid for your time. Unfortunately, many workers don’t see their fair pay from employers who engage in wage theft. When employers engage in wage theft, employers may face many...
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Are sexual comments a form of sexual harassment?
Experiencing sexual harassment at work is more traumatic than most people think. Victims usually suffer significant psychological effects like depression, anxiety, headaches, sexual dysfunction, sleep problems and lowered self-esteem. When you hear someone making a...
Was your age the reason you were not hired?
You might know that it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees. However, discrimination during the hiring process is also illegal. Unfortunately, many qualified job applicants are rejected because of their gender, racial background and age. ...
Can sexual harassment happen from a subordinate?
When people think of sexual harassment in the workplace, the stereotypical image is the lecherous boss chasing a secretary around the desk – or women in male-dominated industries being subjected to hazing by their male co-workers. It might surprise you to learn, then,...
Employment laws protect working pregnant women in New York
Discovering that you have a new baby on the way is a joyful occasion. Unfortunately for working women, mistreatment in the workplace can sour a little of their joy. Pregnancy does not diminish women, nor does it mean they cannot fulfill their work duties. When they...
Understanding the new Wage Transparency Law
The laws around the way that jobs are advertised are changing in New York. On November 1, the Wage Transparency Law will go into effect. This is an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law. Essentially, the amendment says that businesses have to list the pay...
Can agnostic and atheist workers face religious discrimination?
Agnostic individuals openly declare that they know nothing about a higher power. Atheists reject the idea of a sentient higher power. Both agnostic and atheist individuals likely forego any sort of organized religious celebrations. In theory, atheists or agnostic...
Gender doesn’t matter in sexual harassment claims
People sometimes buy into certain stereotypes about sexual harassment. One of them is that gender plays a major role and that sexual harassment always works the same way. For example, it is a common trope to assume that a boss may harass his secretary when a boss is a...
Are you a victim of wage theft?
Companies often run a tight ship to maximize profits. However, they are not permitted to do this at the expense of employees. As a worker, you are entitled to be paid a fair amount for what you do. Sadly, some employers do not always hold up their end of the bargain,...
How should employers handle discrimination complaints?
Discrimination by employers is against the law. They can’t discriminate against anyone working for them or those applying for a job with the company. When an employee is the subject of discrimination, they have the right to file a formal complaint. In most cases, they...
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