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.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) answered questions related to the intersection of COVID-19, pregnancy and the workplace, among other workplace questions.
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 […]
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. You know what always annoys me – when companies lie to pregnant women, and tell them that they are not entitled to maternity leave, because they are not covered by the FMLA. You are entitled to maternity leave-you’re having a baby–you work for a company – you are entitled to maternity […]
The Secret to Filing Administrative Complaints with the EEOC or the SDHR: Don’t Do It! Q: Should I file a complaint with the State Division of Human Rights or the EEOC? A: Good question, and I’m glad you asked before you filed, because the answer is, don’t file at either agency, unless you’ve already retained […]