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  • EEOC Extends Gender (Sex) Discrimination to Protect Transgendered Employees Under title VII

    On April 20, 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission ("EEOC") Extended the Scope of Title VII protection to include Transgendered Employees who suffer discrimination in the workplace because of their gender identity. Prior to this extension of Title VII, transgendered ...

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  • New york State Non-Compete Provisions

    Unfortunately non-compete agreements and their respective effectiveness are an extremely fact specific and complicated issue in New York State. You will need to sit with an attorney to get any kind of specific response that will be of use to you, and even then you will be present...

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  • Pro Bono or "Free" Representation in Discrimination Matters

    In my experience, there are very few "free" or Pro Bono attorneys in the discrimination field. Unfortunately, these cases are very complex and can take hundreds of attorney hours to complete; so asking an attorney to handle a discrimination case for free is very similar to asking...

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  • EEOC Extends Protection to Transgender Employees

    Specific information for transgender employees in New York State pertaining to the EEOC's April 20, 2012 extension of protection to transgender employees.

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  • What Kind of Disabilities Are Protected from Work Place Discrimination?

    What is classified as a disability for the purposes of disability discrimination in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendment? Additionally, what should victims of Disability Discrimination in New York State know?

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  • Arrest Based Employment Discrimination Versus Conviction Based Employment Discrimination

    The EEOC has recently issued additional guidance pertaining to employment discrimination against both arrested and convicted individuals. A mere arrest is not proof of criminal activity, as such excluding an employee from employment based solely upon an arrest is improper. ...

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  • Utilizing the EEOC's Uniform Guidelines to Make Employment Decisions Based Upon a Conviction

    The EEOC provides 3 approaches to checking the validity of an employment screen for convictions: Before we get into these approaches however, it may be useful to note that the EEOC admits: "that [t]here are circumstances in which a user cannot or need not utilize formal validati...

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  • What is "Equal Pay Day?"

    Equal Pay Day is the annual recognition of the date on which a womans average earnings equal a mans average earnings in the prior year. Essentially, Equal Pay Day is a reminder that in spite of the great strides we have may for women in the work force through the Equal Pay Act an...

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  • What Percentage of EEO Complaints Result in a Finding of Discrimination?

    In an effort to demistify their process, the EEOC recently published the following numbers: "MYTH: Discrimination is found in less than 2 percent of EEO complaints. FACT: Discrimination may occur in up to 33 percent of EEO cases. The 2-3 percent figure cited for the rate of di...

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  • What Constitutes a Protected Class on the Federal Level and in New York State?

    Protected Class is a term used in United States anti-discrimination law describing groups of people who share common characteristics which fall under the protection of one of the following Federal anti-discrimination laws. The following characteristics are considered "Protected ...

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