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  • In the Second Circuit, Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title Vii of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    In the Second Circuit, Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title Vii of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers the states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont) held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual ...

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  • The New York City Council and New York State Legislature Pass New Legislation to Target Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    The New York City Council and New York State Legislature Pass New Legislation to Target Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    The #Metoo movement has spurred additional protections to be implemented by the legislatures of New York City—and New York State relating to gender discrimination and sexual harassment. New York City ...

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  • The New York City Council Passes Bills Mandating Procedures on Requesting Flexible Work Schedules and Reasonable Accommodations
    The New York City Council Passes Bills Mandating Procedures on Requesting Flexible Work Schedules and Reasonable Accommodations

    FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES On December 6, 2017, The New York City Council passed the “Fair Workweek Law” which protect employees who seek temporary changes to work schedules for personal events. This ...

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  • When Bad News Befalls You in the (Academic) Workplace- What You Do (Not!) Do Next
    When Bad News Befalls You in the (Academic) Workplace- What You Do (Not!) Do Next

    Scenario 1: You work in the administration of an academic institution, as a Vice President of a department, and are in a meeting with the Provost or President. Out of nowhere, you receive devastating ...

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  • This Fall, More Predictable Schedules and Paychecks for New York City's Fast Food Industry Workers
    This Fall, More Predictable Schedules and Paychecks for New York City's Fast Food Industry Workers

    Employees who work at fast-food joints suffer many difficulties- including not being allowed to work the shifts requested, being requested to come in at the last minute (when they are not scheduled) ...

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  • This Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Grant or Deny New Freedoms to Businesses to Discriminate Against Gays and Lesbians (And Possibly Others)
    This Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Grant or Deny New Freedoms to Businesses to Discriminate Against Gays and Lesbians (And Possibly Others)

    The case involves the Christian owner of a Colorado bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. Colorado is one of the states whose laws protect gay couples, and the ...

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