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In Focus: Association Discrimination

Association discrimination claims are becoming increasingly common in New York and around the country. Anti-discrimination laws not only prohibit discrimination against members of a protected class but against employees who are associated or have a relationship with someone in a protected class. Given the challenges of proving discrimination by association, it is...

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Amazon Faces More Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

In March, our firm reported that we had filed a lawsuit seeking class-action certification on behalf of prospective candidates at Amazon.com in New York City who were unlawfully subjected to marijuana testing. Now, the online retail giant has been hit with five lawsuits by women employed in corporate and warehouse management...

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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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