From Wall Street to Main Street: Examining Sexual Harassment in NYC’s Financial Sector

Sexual harassment remains a pervasive issue in multiple industries in New York, including the financial sector. Despite high-profile lawsuits and public outcry, many individuals still face unwelcome advances, demeaning comments, and career-threatening retaliation. This not only undermines professional environments but also impacts victims' mental health and career progression. Let’s take a look...

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Breaking Down the Hidden Bias: Unconscious Discrimination

Imagine working diligently for years at a company, consistently exceeding targets, and receiving commendations from colleagues. Yet, each time promotions are discussed, you find yourself passed over. This recurring pattern might not just be bad luck; it could be a case of unconscious bias subtly influencing decision-making, affecting not just careers but...

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Navigating the Future: AI, Bias, and NYC’s Tech Economy

New York City's employment landscape is transforming rapidly, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) driving evolution. As AI becomes integral to business operations, its impact on workplace dynamics and discrimination is becoming increasingly significant. While a catalyst for innovation, this technology also carries the risk of embedding and perpetuating biases in hiring, promotion, and...

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Is Being Singled Out at Work Harassment?

Being singled out at work is uncomfortable, but it can also be the precursor to harassment. This subtle distinction matters because the line between personal bias and harassment often blurs. When preferential treatment turns into targeted negativity, impacting your work environment and mental health, it's time to take action. 

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What Not to Say During an HR Investigation

Navigating HR investigations requires more than honesty; it demands strategic thinking and a keen awareness of your words' impact. These inquiries, pivotal in resolving workplace disputes, hinge significantly on the statements made by those involved. 

What you say and how you say it can profoundly influence the investigation's outcome,...

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How Do You Document Unfair Treatment At Work?

Documenting unfair treatment and arming yourself with evidence can make all the difference in protecting your employment rights. Whether addressing HR or seeking legal recourse, collecting detailed documentation transforms your experience from hearsay to hard evidence. Doing so validates your claims and paves the way for a resolution. Here’s how.

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What Is Disparate Treatment?

Understanding disparate treatment is a subtle form of discrimination that occurs when individuals are treated unfavorably due to their race, gender, age, or any protected characteristic compared to others in similar situations. 

Recognizing such acts is the first step toward justice. But awareness alone isn't enough; it takes an...

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Harassment vs. Discrimination: Understanding the Difference in NYC

Understanding the distinction between harassment and discrimination—both forms of unlawful discrimination—is crucial. While they often intertwine, each carries its unique legal definitions and implications. Let’s explore the difference between harassment and discrimination and how you can explore your rights. 

Defining Workplace Harassment

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