What Should I Do if I’m Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Learn what constitutes sexual harassment, what you should do to stop it, how to report it, and how to protect your rights in the event of backlash.

Gender Pay Disparity: Overworked Men, Undervalued Women

Current debates on gender gap disparity are timely. Claudia Goldin, an economist at Harvard argues that women don’t step back from work because they have rich husbands; they have rich husbands. because they step back from work.

Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill Now Protects You in New York

Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill that will amend the New York State’s Human Rights Law to protect all binary gender, nonconforming employees, and transgender employees from discriminatory treatment.

Breastfeeding at Work

Under federal law, since 2010, women returning from maternity leave who are breastfeeding, nursing parents – are entitled to a clean, private, non-restroom, non-bathroom space in which to express milk; to take a break and to lactate on a similar schedule to what your baby would be doing, nursing, if you were home, two or three times a day. Otherwise, it’s very painful, you can develop mastitis, it may interfere permanently with your ability to breastfeed, and it’s illegal.

Can I be fired for stealing despite being innocent?

Being fired for stealing whether you are guilty or not, doesn’t matter because your employer can fire you for any reason. Your employer can fire you for crazy reasons, just not illegal ones.

What comprises Wrongful Termination?

If you feel you are being wrongfully terminated or you are wrongfully discharged, or dismissed, people use that term “wrongful termination” all the time. The thing is, it’s not really a thing. It’s not a claim. It’s not a cause of action – it’s more of a term of art that comprises several different notions of illegal or unjust firings from your job.

The needs of the many…reasonable accommodation

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.