Under federal law (if you work for an employer with at least 15 employees), you are covered by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Act, which protects you from discrimination based on your sex, which all of course pregnancy-related issues are inseparable from your gender and who you are as a woman.
Great Long Overdue News for Fast Food Workers in NYC The city of New York recently passed a law requiring “Just Cause” Protections for Fast Food Workers.
Quitting your job is just giving up and doing your employer a favor, and most of the time when you quit you’ll also be ineligible to even collect unemployment benefits, never mind being able to take your employer to court, which is near impossible once you’ve voluntarily resigned.
Can you be fired for your free speech and or/for storming the capitol? Almost certainly yes, unfortunately. If you work for a private company you can be fired by your employer at anytime for any reason or absolutely no reason at all.
During COVID pandemic, you’re entitled to what’s known as an interactive process, a discussion about your needs to be able to continue working while pregnant and remaining safe and keeping your unborn baby safe.
Pregnant women are at greater risk of developing a severe respiratory infection when they contract a respiratory-based virus. So what are the reasonable accommodations you are entitled to in the workplace?
Employers may require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine before permitting the employee to return to the workplace.
Every year, sexual assault in the workplace affects many female New York city employees. According to the National Center for…
New York law already prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, but it was not until this 2020 decision that federal law has included both of these categories of people in its definition of “sex” discrimination in employment and elsewhere. Now, NYC employers who discriminate against LGBTQ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identities violate NY state, NY city and federal law. LGBTQ employees around the country can enforce their newfound rights through filing EEOC “charges” as well as through private lawsuits.
Pregnant employees face a unique set of pregnancy-related stressors as they anticipate giving birth. Many pregnant women understandably experience anxiety regarding job security. Despite federal, state and local governments passing laws that protect pregnant employees, we still have a long way to go before pregnant employees feel entirely safe and empowered in the workplace.