In June 2016, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for investigation and enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, released a study of workplace harassment, which concluded that up to 85% of woman have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, but most go unreported. According to another EEOC report, 75% of employees who…

In employment discrimination cases, such as age, race, ethnicity, disability, sex, etc., or discriminatory harassment, direct evidence of discrimination includes, but not limited to, for example, supervisor making discriminatory comments in emails, recorded telephone messages, text messages, social media positing’s, etc. While direct evidence of discrimination is preferred, a plaintiff is not required to come…

Discrimination is prohibited against an employee or potential employee based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion.  It is illegal for an employer to use these factors  in hiring, terms and conditions of employment, in promotion, demotion, discipline, failure to accommodate, termination, etc.  Discrimination also takes place when an employee is harassed at work based on these factors.  The harassment…

This is a nation settled by people fleeing religious persecution. The framers of the Constitution deemed religious intolerance so important that they made it part of the very First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thus, no governmental employees, state or local, shall discriminate against or in favor of any one religion. Federal law, as well as the laws…

Discrimination based on sex occurs when an employer discriminates against an employee based on sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identification.   It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on his/her sexual preference, such as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, or the perception of sexual preference. In addition, an employer may not…

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by…

Federal law prohibits discrimination and/or retaliation based on service in the military.  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA),  prohibits employers from discrimination/retaliation on the basis of a person’s military status, and provides that military members cannot be denied initial employment, reemployment, retention of employment, promotion, or any benefits of employment because of any military obligation….

After a two-day trial, a Jersey City jury found that Bank of America violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act when it lost the records of our client’s  $26,000 deposit in two separate CDs, and then refused to return her interest and principal when she appeared at the bank several years later with the two…

The plaintiff, a small restaurant, was a tenant in a shopping mall. Under a provision in the restaurant’s lease, the mall itself was responsible for collecting and disposing of the restaurant’s waste. However, over a period of 4 years, the restaurant’s owner received invoices from an outside waste company-the defendant. The owner kept on paying…

We filed suit on behalf of three restaurant employees who were terminated for complaining about their supervisor’s sexual harassment of another co-worker. Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law, prohibit an employer from retaliating against any employee who complains about discriminatory treatment to himself/herself or to…

Case filed against Multinational Drug/Pharmacy Chain Store for Age and Sex Discrimination and Past Due Overtime Wages

We filed lawsuit against a Medical Billing Services Company located in New Jersey on behalf of a client who was fired from her position as a medical billing assistant after she informed the owner of the company that she was pregnant. Our client alleges that one month after she was hired as a medical billing assistant, she…

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