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Vincent Peter White

Vincent White’s Legal Guides

125 total


  • Discrimination Relating to Pay And Benefits

    It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee in the payment of wages or employee benefits on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Employee benefits includ...

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  • Discrimination Relating to Discipline & Discharge

    An employer may not take into account a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information when making decisions about discipline or discharge. For example, if two employees commit a similar of...

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  • Reasonable Accommodation & Disability

    The law requires that an employer provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace (or in the ways ...

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  • Reasonable Accommodation & Religion

    The law requires an employer to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious beliefs or practices, unless doing so would cause difficulty or expense for the employer. This means an employer may have to make reasonable adjustments at work that will allow the employee to ...

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  • Discrimination Relating to Training & Apprenticeship Programs

    It is illegal for a training or apprenticeship program to discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. For example, an employer may not deny training opportunities to...

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  • Harassment in the Workplace

    It is illegal to harass an employee because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to harass someone because they have complained about discrimination, filed a charge of ...

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  • Pre-Employment Inquiries (General) and Discrimination

    As a general rule, the information obtained and requested through the pre-employment process should be limited to those essential for determining if a person is qualified for the job; whereas, information regarding race, sex, national origin, age, and religion are irrelev...

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  • What Are Defamation, Libel and Slander?

    Generally speaking, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. Slander involves the making of defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral (spoken) ...

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  • How to File a New York State Division of Human Rights Complaint

    If you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, age, marital status, domestic violence victim status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or convicti...

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  • Why File with the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR)?

    Details some various reasons an individual may choose to pursue his or her claim for discrimination in the New York State Division of Human Rights instead of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).

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