Category Archives: Employment Law

Alleged New York City Sexual Harassment Victim Set to Take Psych Evaluation

After publishing her erotic novel, attorney Deidre Clark alleged she suffered sexual harassment and discrimination from her employers at the prominent law firm Allen & Overy. Clark is claiming emotional distress as part of her New York City lawsuit – and her ex-employers have ordered a psychological evaluation of Clark to disprove the claims. Clark… Read more »

Harvard University Bans Relationships Between Professors and Students in Effort to Reduce Sexual Harassment Complaints

As the Obama administration investigated dozens of cases of sexual assault at various colleges across the country, Harvard University adopted a ban on romantic relationships between professors and undergraduate students. Many educational institutions, including New York City’s Columbia University, have come under fire in the past year amidst accusations of mishandling claims involving campus sexual… Read more »

Life After NYC Sexual Harassment: How You Can Cope

After you have endured sexual harassment at your NYC workplace, you may feel like your self-esteem has taken a hit, your career is ruined, and your life is overwhelming. At the Derek Smith Law Group, we understand the emotional and financial fallout from a sexual harassment case can be difficult. Our attorneys hope to point… Read more »

New York City Sexual Harassment Case: Longshoreman vs. Former Male Boss

A longshoreman at the Red Hook Pier filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court against his former boss amidst claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct. In addition to suing his ex-boss, Sabato Catucci, the Plaintiff, Michael Sabella, filed suit against his union president Louis Pernice, who heads the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1814…. Read more »

What Constitutes Discrimination During a Job Interview?

One of the most common ways that employment discrimination lawsuits arise is by discrimination that happens within the setting of a job interview. There are certain questions or types of treatment that you might encounter during an interview that could be considered discriminatory. First, be on the lookout for discriminatory questions during an interview. Any types of… Read more »

Effects of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers or job candidates based on their age. The act applies to anyone who is at least 40 years of age and to all employers that run companies with at least 20 employees. While individual… Read more »

Issues of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Religious discrimination is specifically prohibited by federal law and is covered under a variety of federal statutes. However, what does and does not constitute discrimination can occasionally be confusing. So what types of situations are employers required to approach tactfully and abide by religious discrimination laws? In just about every situation, federal law prohibits employers from making… Read more »

Studies on Gender Discrimination Reveal Bias Still Exists in the Workplace

While many people would likely agree that the United States has come a long way in terms of gender discrimination in the workplace, several studies still indicate that a bias still exists that must be overcome. Some experts wonder whether making people aware of that bias will make a difference in helping to combat it…. Read more »

New York Continues to Make Progress on LGBT Employment Equality

Recent reports seem to indicate that the state of New York is making great strides toward achieving equality in the world of employment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A couple of recent announcements highlighted this progress: The state announced in mid-December that it would now be illegal for transgender people to be denied coverage for… Read more »

MLB Executive Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against League

A high-ranking female executive in the Major League Baseball offices has filed a lawsuit for gender discrimination against league Executive Vice President and Hall of Fame player Frank Robinson, Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball as an organization. Sylvia Lind, the Director of Baseball initiatives, claims in the suit that MLB has a long… Read more »

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