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Unwanted Attention and Workplace Harassment

Sexual harassment is associated with unwelcome sexual advances or offensive comments, but another form is harassment is “unwanted attention.” There is a fine line between unwanted attention and harassment and knowing the difference is essential for protecting your employment rights.

Unwanted Attention Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
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EEOC Monitoring Use of AI in Employment Decisions

More employers are currently relying on artificial intelligence (AI) to screen job candidates and make employment decisions; however, there are inherent risks in tech-based hiring tools, including automating biases and the potential for discrimination. In response, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a new initiative to ensure that AI...

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New York Expands Employee Whistleblower Protections

New York Governor Hochul recently signed legislation that significantly expands protections for whistleblowing activity by employees. The new law, which becomes effective Jan. 26, 2022, amends Section 740 of New York Labor Law (NYLL) by strengthening protections for private-sector employees alleging retaliation. The best way for employees and employers to understand their...

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Can You Be Fired for Being Sick?

New York is an at-will state for employment purposes, meaning that an employee can be fired for any reason, including being sick. When a “sickness” is considered a disability, however, firing a sick employee may constitute employment discrimination under federal, state, and local law. 

If you believe you were...

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EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on Covid-19 vaccinations and federal anti-discrimination laws.  As businesses in New York and around the country reopen their offices, many employers are mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for employees entering the workplace.

The best way for employers and employees to...

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