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In Focus: New York City’s Credit Check Law

Interviewing for a job in New York City during these unprecedented times can be stressful enough, but there are limits to what a prospective employer can ask you. Certainly, a company has a right to know whether you have the right skills and experience for the position. But an employer cannot ask...

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U.S. Congress Considers LGBTQ Discrimination

On February 25, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a measure that would, among other things, codify the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

While LGBTQ workers in New York have legal protections under city...

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EEOC Investigating Facebook Over Systemic Racism

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is conducting a systemic probe of racial bias in hiring and promotions by Facebook. While the social media company has not been accused of wrongdoing, a systemic probe indicates that the EEOC suspects Facebook’s policies may be contributing to widespread employment discrimination. 

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EEOC Releases Workplace Discrimination Data for 2020

In March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released statistics of workplace discrimination charges the agency received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, 2020.

While the EEOC plays a crucial role in enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, the data shows that workplace...

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Congress Reconsiders Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Congress is once again considering legislation that would provide stronger legal protections to women who have been subjected to pregnancy discrimination. The stated purpose of the bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), is to eliminate discrimination and ensure reasonable accommodations for women whose ability to perform their...

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EEOC Updates Guidance on Religious Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released revisions to its guidance on religious discrimination in the workplace (Guidance). In particular, the revised Guidance reiterates that employers must make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s religious beliefs in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). 

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