In New York, employment law typically protects employees from discrimination based on national origin, which can include language. If your employer's policy of not speaking Spanish except with Spanish-speaking customers appears to be unfairly targeting your national origin or culture, it could...View More
I claimed he treats me unfairly and this is a hostile workplace for me. I know that the company can terminate me without cause and no severance since it is an at-will contract. I have a few pointers that might be considered evidence that can support my claim. Is there anything I can do if they do... View More
In New York, even under an at-will employment contract, there are legal protections against wrongful termination, especially if it's in retaliation for reporting workplace issues. If you reported your director to HR for bias and unfair treatment and then faced termination, this could...View More
In New York, anti-retaliation laws typically protect employees who engage in protected activities, like reporting discrimination or other unlawful practices. However, if you are part of an "unprotected class," the legal protections may not be as clear-cut. Generally, these laws protect...View More
This is something that employment law attorneys would know best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with an employment law attorney, from the general standpoint of expert witnesses, an actuary is often an insurance professional who deals with evaluating...View More
Hello, my name is Brian I recently contracted COVID-19. I informed my manager of this inconvenience to which she replied. Thanks for the heads up. Two days later I get a message from her stating that other employees are sick and there is no coverage for the night I reply to her by saying I feel a... View More
If you receive a termination letter while on FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) or NYPFL (New York Paid Family Leave) for the birth of your child in New York, it's crucial to understand your rights and take appropriate steps. Begin by reviewing your eligibility for FMLA and NYPFL to ensure...View More
I'm sorry about your ordeal. I can only speak for the defamation aspect of your post. An employment law or civil rights attorney could advise about elements related to your harassment and termination. If you suffered defamation (slander - verbal form, or libel - written form), you could...View More
I worked there for 6 yrs. They paid family leave for 3 months after he committed suicide and when I tried to return I was told I wasn't needed any longer. When I went for unemployment I was then forbidden to ever step foot on the proerty and I was denied unemployment bc they stated that I... View More
I have a new supervisor who just started. I've been in the department longer than her. She's giving me unrealistic timelines to complete tasks, she's rude , she's and always undermining my work. She's always mentioning my age and thinks I'm too young for the position... View More
This is something that the employment attorneys here would know best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Here is something from the EEOC that might be a starting point for research until you're able to consult with someone who knows this area well -...View More
I was denied employment based on my criminal history by a temp agency. I was interviewed by the temp agencies client company and was told that I had gotten the job. The temp agency then screened me doing a drug test and background check. I disclosed on my background check my felony conviction that... View More
In New York, discrimination based on a past criminal conviction could be unlawful depending on several conditions. Under the NYS Human Rights Law and NY Corrections Law, the prospective employer must conduct a multi-factor analysis to determine whether it can decline to hire you, such as the...View More
While there are some exceptions, it is typically illegal for a company to not hire you in New York based solely on a positive drug test for THC. If that's what they did, and why they did it, and no exceptions apply, you can sue them.
I work in a weld shop, but the front office, so I don't weld. The entire male staff has the same dress code, and the women in the weld shop area have the same dress code, but the women in the front office have no such dress code. Is this an enforceable thing?
Whether this is legally permissible, in theory, is one thing. Whether it makes sense for you to make a big issue out of it is another matter, entirely. You need a cost benefit analysis of the problems you will create for yourself at work, versus the value and enforceability of the alleged harm you...View More
When I own a business (e.g. bakery, coffeeshop etc.) am I LEGALLY allowed to deny service to people of a specific ethnicity (e.g. african-american), sexuality, gender etc. and/or deny them employment? I mean after all it is MY business and I can decide, whom I offer my service or who can enter my... View More
I am a known for being a hard-worker and respected in the industry as at top energy service professional. Working over 70 hrs in a week. Sometimes my boss wants us to work more. One time i had to decline because i was too worn out. After i declined i became a target for my boss. He made my job... View More
You quite possibly have a disability discrimination case, depending upon how "reasonable" your request to work from home was. Probably more important, however, is the fact that you haven't been paid OT in 3 years. If you are a nonexempt employee, and are therefore entitled to...View More
I work for a state government office. One day, my subordinate began loudly uttering (using profanity), derogatory remarks about another worker whom has a slight mental disability. He was threatening to "tell him off" if approached by the other employee, and was making negative comments... View More
I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You could repost under the "Employment Law" and "Employment Discrimination" categories instead of "Uncategorized." There's no guarantee that every question here is answered. Some questions do go unanswered....View More
It is unlawful to discriminate against an employee based on their religion under both federal, NY and NJ discrimination law. You should consult with an employment attorney to discuss your matter further and get advice on how to address this.
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