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    Does New York City Have Their Own Employment Laws?

    Submitted by pec on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 10:23

    To the people that live in work in New York City it can feel like NYC is its own world. And when it comes to employment protections it kind of is. While employees in New York City are protected under New York state and federal law, New York City also has unique employee protection laws that only apply to workers in the city.

    What Are Some of New York City’s Employment Laws

    Some of the unique employment laws that NYC has passed to protect the workers specially in the city are:

    What Is the CROWN Act?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 16:16

    Racial discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. One such form is hair discrimination.

    Individuals of certain races may naturally have hairstyles that conflict with what some employers consider “professional.” If an employer objects to an employee’s natural hair, however, they may be committing a form of racial discrimination under the guise of promoting general workplace policies.

    Where Do I Report Wrongful Termination in New York?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 15:47

    Were you recently fired in New York State? Do you believe the reason your employer fired you is illegal?

    If so, you might have a valid wrongful termination case. By taking legal action against your employer, you could seek financial compensation and/or reinstatement to your job. Keep reading to learn more about the process.

    At-Will Employment vs. Right-To-Work Employment

    Submitted by pec on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 10:10

    Employees in at will states vs. right to work states often don’t fully understand the distinctions between these two employment models. This can prevent them from understanding their legal rights when employers terminate them or take other such actions.

    Workers in all industries should familiarize themselves with the differences and similarities of right to work vs. at will employment. Doing so may be key to determining if you have grounds to take legal action against a former employer.

    How Much Is A New York Wrongful Termination Lawyer?

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 20:36

    Did a former employer recently fire you in New York State? Do you believe their reason for terminating your employment was illegal?

    You may have justification to file a wrongful termination claim or lawsuit if so. By doing so, you can pursue such damages as financial compensation and reinstatement to your job. Hiring a New York wrongful termination attorney may boost your chances of success.

    What Happens If I Was Forced to Resign In California?

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 17:24

    If you were forced to resign for an illegal reason in California, then you may be able to file a claim against your employer. A forced resignation could be wrongful termination in some situations. In some situations, it is illegal to force an employee to resign from his or her job. Here is a closer look at forced resignation in California.

    When Is My Forced Resignation Illegal In California?

    It can be illegal when someone is forced to resign in California. If you are forced to resign for the following reasons, it may have been illegal:

    What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination in New York?

    Submitted by pec on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 09:18

    If you believe you were illegally fired in New York, you can file a wrongful termination claim. This is because under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 workers are protected from being fired if the termination is based on discrimination, such as the color, ethnic identity, gender, religious affiliation, pregnancy status, age, sexual orientation of an employee. In addition, New York State and New York City also have laws protecting certain employees from wrongful termination.

    What Is The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978?

    Submitted by pec on Tue, 08/15/2023 - 14:53

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 guarantees workplace protections to pregnant people. If you’ve been discriminated against or your workplace rights were violated while you were pregnant or after you gave birth you may be able to file a claim against your employer for damages.

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act works in conjunction with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to guarantee that pregnant persons are not fired, demoted, or in any way penalized for pregnancy. It also ensures that pregnant persons who have special physical needs get accommodations for their condition.

    Women’s Equality Day

    Submitted by Elizabeth on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 08:36

    Women’s Equality Day is an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes significant achievements that past leaders have made in the area of women’s rights. Now, Women’s Equality Day may also serve as an occasion to focus on ways in which workplace gender discrimination still occurs, and what employees and employers can do about the issue.