Category Archives: Discrimination

Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses the best ways to prove age discrimination in the workplace.

How to Prove Age Discrimination

As the workforce grows older, more employees will experience age discrimination. If you have been denied employment due to your age, have been passed up for a promotion in favor of a younger worker, or have been subjected to unwanted comments and harassment, you may have a valid age discrimination claim. The best way to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses how the Fifth Circuit found EEOC criminal background check guidance unenforceable

Fifth Circuit Finds EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidance Unenforceable

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) previous guidance regarding the use of criminal background checks to screen candidates was unenforceable. This ruling raises potential concerns about arrests and employment discrimination for many job applicants and employees. The Backdrop In 2012, the EEOC […]

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses New York's expanded protections against religious discrimination.

New York Expands Protections Against Religious Discrimination

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair. The bill passed the Senate and Assembly earlier this year. If you believe you have been treated unfairly by your employer due to your religious beliefs, you should consult an experienced employment law attorney.  What is […]

  • Posted on: Aug 6 2019
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Lipsky Lowe, LLP discusses how a former Goldman Sachs Exec recently filed a lawsuit, alleging sexual orientation discrimination.

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Goldman Sachs has been sued by a former gay executive who claims he was wrongfully terminated after complaining about discriminatory conduct by managers in what the lawsuit called a blatant act of retaliation. While the claim’s merit is unclear, this case highlights how LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace continues to be a problem, despite the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 18 2019
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NYPD Transit Officer Settles Disability Harassment Claim Against NY City

A New York City transit cop recently received a $275,000 settlement from the city over claims that his supervisors failed to accommodate his handicap and subjected him to disability harassment. This case highlights how public and private employees who have been victims of workplace harassment need the advice and counsel of experienced employment law attorneys. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 30 2019
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Supreme Court Limits Employers’ Procedural Defense in Title VII Claims

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fort Bend v. Davis that Title VII’s administrative exhaustion requirement is not jurisdictional and employers may waive their right to challenge discrimination claims based on a worker’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies if such challenges are not raised promptly. The Backdrop In 2011, Lois Davis, an […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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WeWork Hit with Age Discrimination Lawsuit

A former WeWork Cos. employee has filed a lawsuit against the New York-based coworking company claiming that it hired a younger man to assume his responsibilities and terminated him after he complained about age discrmination to human resources. While it is unclear whether the aggrieved employee has a valid claim, this case highlights the growing […]

  • Posted on: Jun 1 2019
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Supreme Court Asked to Consider Age Discrimination Case

As older workers remain in the workforce longer, age discrimination is becoming more pervasive, despite the protections of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Now the Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether the ADEA protects outside job applicants. The Backdrop In January, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ADEA […]

  • Posted on: May 30 2019
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What are the pros and cons of filing federal vs state lawsuit?

It’s really got to be a case-by-case analysis with a sort of robust discussion on strategy between lawyer and the individual, but often times you can get better judges in a federal court. You may get a better jury pool in federal court. Your case will likely be faster even though you have the added […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2019
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