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Workplace Discrimination

Timing of termination decision critical for employer’s court win

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Most employers in New York understand the delicacy of terminating a worker who has taken or requested a leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. A recent case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit highlights the importance of documenting nondiscriminatory reasons before firing someone approved for medical leave. The federal appeals… Read more »

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How employers should handle sexual harassment reports

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

With sexual harassment frequently in the news, some employers may wonder if they are taking sufficient measures to protect themselves if an employee alleges that harassment is taking place. There are several dos and don’ts for employers in addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. First, employers need to have a sexual harassment policy. Employees should… Read more »

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Google wins temporary respite in gender discrimination case

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Monday, December 18, 2017

New York residents may be aware that the internet search giant Google has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination and nurturing a workplace environment hostile to women and minorities. The technology company won a victory of sorts on Dec. 4 when a San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed a class action lawsuit brought on… Read more »

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Bad interviews and discrimination lawsuits

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Employers in New York are usually quite aware of anti-discrimination laws. In response, workplace management often establishes procedures that can prevent bias from taking place during hiring, advancement and retention practices. In some cases, however, an applicant or employee may still perceive an injustice and file a lawsuit or complaint against the employer. In one case decided… Read more »

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How employers can guard against charges of bias

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Friday, November 3, 2017

Employers in New York and across the United States are prevented by federal law from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, sex, age, religion and some other factors. However, some employers may engage in perfectly legal behavior that could be perceived as discrimination. Companies can protect themselves against unfair charges of discrimination by… Read more »

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How to hire with confidence

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, October 12, 2017

If a New York employer selects a candidate for any reason other than his or her qualifications, it could be seen as discrimination. As a general rule, employers are not allowed to discriminate against an applicant based on characteristics such as race, gender or national origin. To avoid discrimination, employers may be well served to… Read more »

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How employers can avoid asking illegal interview questions

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Despite occasional market jitters, the employment market continues to grow as we near the end of the summer. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, hiring in June topped analysts’ expectations, with 222,000 jobs added last month. This was the strongest month-to-month increase since February, and given the market conditions, it would not be… Read more »

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