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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for New York on

Q: The HRA of NYC is trying to terminate me because of my past convictions can I get a temporarily injunction

John J. P. Howley answered on Feb 1, 2019

It is possible (but very difficult) to obtain a temporary injunction in an employment termination case. You must present evidence that: (1) you will likely win the lawsuit; (2) that you will suffer "irreparable harm" if you are terminated; and (3) the equities are balanced in your favor. A lot... Read more »

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Q: looking for a lawyer to help me fight a wrongfully termination.

John J. P. Howley answered on Jun 27, 2018

In order to help you, I would need to know why you believe the termination was wrongful. New York is an "employment at will" state. This means that you may be fired at any time for no reason. A termination is wrongful only if: (a) you are protected by an employment contract that requires a valid... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for New York on

Q: Should I sue a company that wrongfully terminated me I believe due to identity discrimination against the inclusive law?

Latin Caribbean transman fired by a Caucasian female without coherent reason. Boss never gave me information about Human Resources and fought me against paying for Unemployment Insurance. In a company predominantly white/heterosexual I was often berated and degraded as a sale associate by... Read more »

John J. P. Howley answered on Jan 25, 2018

You have described the basic outlines of a sexual harassment/wrongful termination case. The devil will be in the details. You should consult with an experienced attorney to go over, among other things, the specific comments constituting verbal harassment, the specific comments and actions that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New York on

Q: I'm an unpaid intern. Do discrimination laws apply to me?

John J. P. Howley answered on Nov 1, 2016

In New York, yes. The New York Human Rights Law protects unpaid interns from discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, or domestic violence victim status.

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