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United States Supreme Court

Justice Scalia's Legacy on Employment Discrimination Claims and What His Departure Means

News of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and the vacancy it has left on the Supreme Court has reverberated throughout the country over the last several weeks. That it happened during an election year has only heightened the attention given to the… Read More
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Elephant in the Valley

The "Elephant in the Valley" – Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley

As we discussed in last week’s blog post, the Pao v. Kleiner Perkins gender discrimination lawsuit has opened up a broader conversation about the issues women face in the tech industry. Inspired by this conversation, a group of women with experienc… Read More
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Pao v Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit

The Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

If you follow tech industry news (or news about high profile employment discrimination cases, like we do), you may be aware of a recent case from California that highlights what many observers believe is a deeper discrimination issue in the tech indu… Read More
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Change Employer Discrimination Policy

Can I Get My Employer to Change Their Policies Through My Discrimination Claim?

If you’re considering bringing an employment discrimination claim against your employer, you may have a number of goals in mind. First, you likely want the discrimination against you to stop, if it hasn’t already, and for your company to make… Read More
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Constructive Discharge

What Is "Constructive Discharge"?

In past postings, we’ve noted that employees who are suffering discrimination or harassment at work should report the incident immediately to their human resources department or a supervisor to give the employer an opportunity to investigate and fi… Read More
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Employment Discrimination Laws

What Is My Company Required to Do to Protect Its Employees Against Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, which is prohibited under federal law and many state and local laws, including the New York Human Rights Law and the New York City Administrative Code. The act of harassment itself, which generall… Read More
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Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination

Many employees, at one time or another, go through the trying process of being terminated from their jobs. This time can be especially emotional, often leaving the employee feeling they were treated unfairly. If you’ve been fired from your job and… Read More
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I am being sexually discriminated against at work, what should I tell a lawyer?

Sex discrimination covers a wide range of negative actions in your place of employment, from losing out on a promotion because of your gender to receiving unwanted sexual advances or being the target of offensive remarks of a sexual nature. You don&#… Read More
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What is gender discrimination in the workplace?

No workplace is perfect, but it is not unreasonable for workers to expect a basic level of decency and civility, such as freedom from harassment and unfair treatment based on personal characteristics. Despite the improvements in gender equality that… Read More
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What are the criteria for gender discrimination lawsuits?

If you are experiencing discrimination based on your gender at your work, you may have the right to file a lawsuit. Under federal law, gender discrimination is prohibited in workplaces of employers who employ at least 15 people. State laws vary, but… Read More
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