Whatever the challenge you’re facing, whether it is something related to pregnancy, or you have influenza, or a more serious issue and you need your employer to work with you, be flexible, compassionate, reasonably accommodate you – make sure that you’re documenting all of this, putting it in writing, so you’ll have a paper trail, because your employer can’t just be dismissive and cavalier and say, “Sorry, it’s too much of a pain in the butt for us, we’re not dealing with you anymore.” That would be illegal disability discrimination.
One aspect of age discrimination that sometimes is misunderstood concerns the protections afforded to older workers (meaning those age 40 and above). New York State, New York City law and federal law prohibit firing an older worker based solely upon their age. These laws do not, however, prohibit older workers from being fired. In fact, […]
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. Age discrimination is a real thing. It is alive and well. Ageism in our culture. If you don’t believe it, you’ve got your head in the sand. So, how do you know you are being treated differently in the workplace, discriminated against because of your age? Well, first of all, are […]
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act [“ADEA”] is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, or firing based on age decision [factors] if the employee in question is 40 or over.
The needs of the individual – you – with your condition, your bona fide disability under federal law and what the employer (the many) needs to do to ‘reasonably accommodate,’ to be flexible to your needs–that to the employer (the many)–is basically a pain in their butt, because it’s higher maintenance, more cost, but they have to do it under the law and that’s the balance, that’s the test of reasonable accommodation.