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States Begin Legislative Process to Protect Employees Against COVID-19 Vaccine Choice Discrimination

Across the country, U.S. citizens and residents now have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. But many are hesitant or medically unable to be vaccinated. Could opting out of the Coronavirus vaccine put your job at risk, or will state or federal laws prote… Read More
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How Does the HERO Act Affect Employees?

The past year and a half have been hard for New York residents and essential workers worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to just how unprepared businesses were to respond to infectious diseases at work. Now the HERO Act aims to set a… Read More
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The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Drug Testing in the Workplace

In May 2021, New York became the 15th state to legalize adult-use marijuana. But with federal regulations still labelling cannabis a controlled substance, employers and employees may wonder what marijuana legalization means for them. Specifically, yo… Read More
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One Fair Wage Says Darden Restaurants’ Tips Policy Caused Racial and Gender Discrimination

Can working on tips perpetuate racial or gender discrimination at work? The advocacy group One Fair Wage has filed a lawsuit against industry giant Darden Restaurants arguing that the company’s tips policy caused racial discrimination and sexual ha… Read More
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Settlement Reached in U.S. Figure Skating Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Figure skating is one of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics. Its athletes pair strength and power with beauty and grace. It can be hard to remember that many of the sport’s top competitors are young — often teenagers. Over the las… Read More
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New York City

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under fire and is facing a call to resign in the wake of several sexual harassment allegations. The claims cut short Cuomo’s previous popularity from his response to the Coronavirus, and show how quickly publ… Read More
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Oregon Sued After Setting Aside $62M of COVID Relief Funds for Black Business Owners

The Oregon legislature set aside millions of dollars of federal COVID-19 relief funding specifically for Black-owned businesses. For Black business owners, this was an acknowledgment of both a history of racial discrimination and the fact that the co… Read More
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Proposed Class Action Settlement Gives UCLA Gynecologist Sex Abuse Victims Relief

Gynecological exams are important parts of women’s health. They are also often uncomfortable. But UCLA gynecologist James Heaps took his victims’ discomfort one step further, turning a necessary medical exam in to sex abuse. Now a proposed class… Read More
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State Bar of Washington Mishandles Employee’s Harassment Claim

The State Bar of Washington — the organization that oversees and regulates all lawyers in the state — received a scathing report, criticizing how it mishandled the investigation of an employee’s sexual harassment claim. Find out what ha… Read More
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver Sued for Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit filed late last year in Canada’s British Columbia Supreme Court against Vancouver’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese is once again drawing attention to the sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The civil lawsuit, while filed under Canadi… Read More
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