If you identify that the hostility is arising because of something about you as a woman, or a person of color, or because of your age, or your disability, or some other protected status, then it is illegal.
If you are dealing with harassment in the workplace, very important that you complain to your employer. Give them a chance to investigate your allegations of gender discrimination, or harassment based on your race, color, pregnancy, national origin – it doesn’t matter. The point is, that you have to give the employer, the company, the opportunity to fix it.
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you are an independent contractor, meaning your employer is misclassifying you as a 1099 consultant, or independent contractor as opposed to an employee, you are still covered, and protected by the New York City Human Rights Law, the New York City anti-discrimination statute, and that applies to all industries, including […]
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. Here’s a question – can you be fired in order to have your CEO replace you with his daughter who just graduated from college? And can you be fired for fighting, getting into an argument with someone at work, and you’re both shouting at each other, yet only you were fired, […]
Employers are now prohibited in NYC from prompting you, asking you, asking your prior employer, searching for publicly available information about your past salary history.